Celebration of diversity

Paying homage to the diverse cultures of Anoka Middle School for the Arts students and families, the school staged its third-annual multicultural celebration March 27.

The event began in the cafeteria, where folks tasted a selection of ethnic foods and perused collections of cultural artifacts.

Later the school auditorium served as center stage for a variety of performances showcasing students’ talents.

“Our theme this year is ‘Tell Me Your Story,’” said Principal Jerri McGonigal, describing her staff’s desire to listen to students’ stories, learn more about each child’s background, and hear the connections they keep with their diverse cultures.

“We just want to celebrate every one of you,” the students’ principal told them before the showcase began.

Sue Austreng is at sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com

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