I.M.S. Community Celebrates at Global Citizen Heritage Fair
IMS students celebrated their diverse cultural heritage at our recent Global Citizen Heritage Fair on April 28. The inspiration for this year's event came from eighth grade student, Thuhina D., who envisioned a way for students to reconnect with each other in a meaningful way, saying "I wanted to find a way to bring our community together again after the pandemic." With fellow students, she formed the IMS Heritage Club and coordinated with the ASB and the PTSA to make her vision a reality.
Families and community members shared the history of their culture, and the clothing, foods, performing arts, and traditions of a variety of nations, including Germany, Japan, Russia, Korea, the Netherlands, India, Canada, Ukraine, China, Ireland, Hawaii, the Philippines, Norway, Italy, and Mexico. The Art Club created flags and other displays. PTSA parents and National Junior Honor Society members helped set up and support the fair and performers from all over the region came to perform in the traditional dress of their countries. Most of all, hundreds of community members, families and staff came and celebrated our amazing multiculturalism together.
After the event, students shared how much they enjoyed making displays about their cultural heritage and that their families enjoyed making ethnic foods and sharing their family belongings. We look forward to the ways this new annual event will bring us closer together, as we celebrate the incredible diversity of IMS!