Seaford High showcases food, music during inaugural multi-cultural event

By Scott Bleile

On Friday, Jan. 4, Seaford High School held its first multi-cultural event which showcased the food and music from many different cultures. All of the schools in the district as well as many of the students performed cultural music during the event. Over 1,500 people attended the event which will now be held annually.

"We had the night as a way to reach out to the community and celebrate the diversity of cultures we have here in Seaford," said high school principal Jason Cameron. "We wanted to inform the community of different resources available to them, provide entertainment celebrating different cultures and give back to the community through a toy giveaway."

Many tables were set up in the lobby of the school showcasing not only community businesses, but also many of the school's clubs which displayed information about classes and provided food from the many different countries represented. Also, each school in the district performed songs and dances learned through their classes.

"We had several different acts including our elementary schools performing, including students from our Spanish Immersion Program," said Cameron.

"SHS students sang and danced representing the Haitian culture and several Latino cultures."

With over 1,500 people in attendance, it took planning and coordination to bring the event together.

"The night was made possible by the committee who organized the event with a special thank you to Ms. Angela Anderson, ELL teacher, Mrs. Evelin Cameron, Spanish teacher, Mrs. Michelle Henry, secretary and the AP Spanish class," Cameron said. "Also, the night would not have been possible without our sponsors: Vanderwende's Creamery, Maxima 95.3, Roses, Mirror Mirror Boutique, Schu Prints Custom Screen Printing, Walgreens, Seagull Fence and Concrete, Clark's Swimming Pool, Johnny Janosik World of Furniture, Linda Vista Real Estate, and Seaford High School staff."

"This turned out very well and I need to thank everyone involved. I also want to thank the community for turning out to support the event. This is the first annual multi-cultural night and we look to do this every year," Cameron stated.

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