Linganore hosts second annual Multicultural Night, showcases diversity

On December 2, Linganore High School (LHS) hosted its second annual Multicultural Night, an event to celebrate diversity within the Linganore community.

Multicultural Night was coordinated by Jessica Baker, who is a Linganore science teacher and admin intern for the Fall 2022 semester. She was helped by student leaders Promise Green, Ava Taylor and Ray Helm. 

There were many culture booths hosted by staff and students. They provided fun activities for everyone to participate in. These included a drum circle, food samples, henna painting, a talent show and a fashion show. 

Some of the booths offered food for people to try and learn more about the culture it was from. A couple examples include the Hispanic Culture Club which gave out horchata for people to try, and LHS Resident Substitute Lia Robinson’s booth on Greek culture which offered samples of feta, kalmata olives and koulourakia cookies.

Other booths included a henna station where the Asian Culture Club offered free henna designs to all visitors.

The Linganore Percussion Ensemble also hosted a drum circle during the first half hour of the night, and many community members gathered around to watch the performance. 

After the first hour, attendees were invited into the auditorium, where the talent show took place. Many LHS students and staff participated, with popular acts including a fashion show, singing, poetry reading and multiple dance performances. 

The event was very successful and resulted in many members of the Linganore community becoming more educated about different cultures of the world. 

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