Olentangy Orange High School’s (OOHS) diversity was showcased April 19, as students proudly displayed flags, shared food, music and clothing from their native countries during the school’s fifth annual Multicultural Fair.
More than 48 countries were represented at the fair via student-prepared booths featuring a variety of pictures and artifacts from the cultures that make up the student population. A number of students wore saris, kimonos and turbans as they traveled from booth to booth learning about other cultures.
Native cuisines prepared by the students were available and entertainment was provided in the form of student-performed cultural dances that took place several times throughout the event.
Sponsored by the OOHS student council, the Multicultural Fair is an important way to recognize, respect and celebrate the diversity within the school, said Madelyne L., the fair’s student coordinator.
“We have so many different cultures represented right here and I think it’s really cool to share that and learn those different perspectives,” she said.