Roxbury Goes Global with Multi-Cultural Expo
ROXBURY, NJ (March 8, 2017) – The Roxbury Township Public Schools invited the public to help them celebrate the worlds cultures and countries at its Global Hi-5 Multi-Cultural Expo on February 16th at Roxbury High School.
More than 500 guests were in attendance to view these country’s cultures as they were authentically represented with music and dance performances, diversity of cuisines, crafts, culture, and history.
All attendees immersed themselves and stamped their “passports” as they experienced an authentic trip throughout the world visiting all the countries represented.
Over 25 participant entities and community members volunteered their time to share their cultures including each of the district schools, school clubs, scout troops, community organizations, and businesses.
Marcia Cordiero, one of the event co-coordinators and foreign language teacher at Eisenhower Middle School explained how “our event served as a gigantic stepping stone, bridging the gap between cultures within our community. We have contributed and helped our community’s awareness of the cultural diversity that surrounds us without us even knowing it.”
Cordiero went on to say, “It’s important to have such an awesome event because it goes hand-in-hand with our district’s mission to be a dynamic and thriving district, in partnership with a supportive and collaborative community while inspiring and empowering all of its learners to flourish as ethical and global citizens in the 21st century.”
A group of volunteers including parents in the community, teachers, and students collaborated to achieve one goal, to be a global citizen.
“Our favorite part of our event was to have all become one,” shared Cordiero.
PHOTOS ATTACHED (courtesy of Roxbury Township Public Schools)
- Columbia Booth (pictured left to right): Bianca Najera (Gr 8), Julieth Saavedra (Event co-coordinator and EMS Spanish Teacher), and Mariana Montoya (Gr 7)
- Sue Anderson as Ben Franklin
- Ecuador Booth – Marcia Cordiero (Event co-coordinator and EMS Spanish Teacher) and her family representing their home country of Ecuador
- Dreams Dance Studio (Salsa/Columbian dancers)
- Boy Scout Troops 54 and 188 lead in the Pledge of Allegiance
- Iskra Ukrainian Dance Academy (pictured left to right): Alexa Symmons and Sophia Kowal
- Global Hi-5 pictures
For more information, contact: Roxbury Community Relations coordinator Ann Rhodes at email@example.com or 973-584-7699.
ABOUT ROXBURY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Roxbury Public Schools is a K-12 school district preparing the children of today for tomorrow. As a dynamic and thriving district, in partnership with a supportive and collaborative community, Roxbury Public Schools inspires and empowers all learners to flourish as ethical and global citizens in the 21st century. The district serves students throughout Roxbury Township, New Jersey, including the areas of Landing, Kenvil, Succasunna, Ledgewood, Mount Arlington, Port Morris, Flanders, and Wharton. Connect with us online at www.roxbury.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RoxburyPublicSchools.