Middletown High School Travels Around The World At International Festival
The Middletown High School Foreign Language Department pulled out all the stops on April 12, 2012 with the annual International Festival. With more than 200 spectators and tasters in attendance, the popular event, now in its fifteenth year, gave students and faculty members an opportunity to show off their culinary and cultural skills.
Director of Fine and Applied Arts, Luis Oliviera was energized by the positive response to the event, "This is a terrific opportunity for our students, teachers and families to demonstrate the cultural diversity that is so much a part of the fiber that is our learning community."
The event offered dozens of dishes representing countries that included Mexico, France, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Italy and the United States to name a few. The audience was also treated to an extensive Pinata exhibit, Henna Tattoos, musical performances and dance demonstrations of the Cha Cha and Salsa.
Adults and children alike enjoyed all that the sights, sounds and tastes that the festival had to offer. Guests could hear from table to table, "Have you had something to eat? Come to my country and have a taste."
The event was sponsored in part by Chelsea's, Jay's Detailing, Subway, Anthony's Seafood, Mama Leone's and the Newport Gulls. This celebration of culture and customs was enjoyed by all who participated with all donations to benefit the Foreign Language Department's Excellence Awards.