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Marist To Host Culture Night 

Marist teachers celebrating their Lithuanian culture, at last years Culture Night
Marist teachers celebrating their Lithuanian culture, at last year’s Culture Night

Marist will be hosting Culture Night on Thursday, March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. This event will be held primarily in the main gym. This is a celebration of culture that features displays of food, samples, and performances. It is open to all members of the Marist community. 

The first Culture Night was held in 2023. It was a great success. Marist would like to expand on that success and continue this tradition throughout the years. 

“I liked culture night because of the performances and food. The cultural dances were entertaining and the singing was also really great. I think Marist should continue cultural night and make it an annual thing because it’s a day students get a chance to learn about other cultures,” said senior Imani Hill. 

There are not only food, beverages, and informational posters, but live performances as well. Students from some cultures have the opportunity to show off their traditional dances. 

“I performed last year at Culture Night doing a traditional Lithuanian dance. It was a great chance to learn more about the culture and watch the reactions of the audience,” said sophomore Allison Butler. 

Each grade level contributes something for every cultural display. A big pull for parents is that they know they’ll have the opportunity to see multiple examples of student work throughout the building.

“This student-inspired event is special because we have dedicated time and space for the Marist community to celebrate and experience various cultures,” said LaToya Hayes, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

Celebrating our differences and similarities can make us more informed and respectful, less afraid of critical differences. 

It also allows students to interact and socialize with others. 

“Culture Night was a beautiful example of diversity and inclusion. Watching Marist students use their culture to come together and engage with one another to celebrate their differences,” said senior Lauren Johnson. 

Students who attend will receive a “passport” that can be stamped at the various tables. Those who receive six stamps, will have permission to get a free dress down on Tuesday, March 19.

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    MichelleMar 15, 2024 at 8:43 am

    Great job Aubrey!