St. Christine’s hosts International Day event

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Seventh graders at St. Christine's brought food to school May 23 for the school's annual International Day celebration.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.St. Christine's seventh grade students sat by tables full of food that they brought to the school's annual International Day May 23.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Delainey Blacsher dressed up for St. Christine's International Day May 23, posing next to her table decorated in celebration of her Mexican heritage.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.PJ Scott, a seventh grade student at St. Christine's, dressed up for the school's annual International Day celebration, posing next to his groups table celebrating his Slovakian heritage.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Students with German heritage set up a table at St. Christine's International Day celebration May 23.

By JESSICA HARKER

jharker@vindy.com

Seventh-grade students at St. Christine’s hosted International Day on May 23, celebrating their heritage.

Teacher Jennifer Dolaces said that this was the second time the school has hosted the event.

“It’s an opportunity for the kids to celebrate their nationalities,” Dolaces said.

She explained that earlier that week the students had turned in reports on the country’s their families are from.

After turning in reports, students chose a traditional food they learned about during the project.

They worked in groups, creating and decorating a table with their country’s colors and traditions.

Each student brought a traditional dish from home, and Dolaces said some students even dressed in traditional clothing.

“They spend time learning about the different cultures and traditions,” Dolaces said. “It gives them a deeper appreciation.”

She said that she came up with the idea to host the event as a way to celebrate how all of the students were different, but also similar.

“It brings them together, and shows that America is really a country of immigrants,” Dolaces said.

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