Mundelein High hosts first Cultural Fair

 
 
Updated 1/17/2019 4:15 PM
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  • Mundelein High School sophomore Heather Nensel plays a traditional Mexican game called barril on Thursday at the school's first Cultural Fair.

      Mundelein High School sophomore Heather Nensel plays a traditional Mexican game called barril on Thursday at the school's first Cultural Fair. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Sophomore Sofia Mendez performs a Mexican folkloric ballet Thursday at Mundelein High School's Cultural Fair.

      Sophomore Sofia Mendez performs a Mexican folkloric ballet Thursday at Mundelein High School's Cultural Fair. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Dressed in traditional Indian clothing, Swetha Chandrasekar, right, a sophomore at Mundelein High School, talks Thursday with fellow sophomore Isabel Sioson during the school's first Cultural Fair.

      Dressed in traditional Indian clothing, Swetha Chandrasekar, right, a sophomore at Mundelein High School, talks Thursday with fellow sophomore Isabel Sioson during the school's first Cultural Fair. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Mundelein High School on Thursday held its first Cultural Fair, giving students a chance to showcase their ethnic backgrounds and cultures.

More than 80 students participated in the event, which included performances, a fashion show, informational booths, a scavenger hunt and activities to highlight cultures around the globe. Among the countries represented were Armenia, Russia, Poland, Greece, India, Grenada, Mexico, France and Bulgaria. "These experiences will help students at Mundelein High School learn something new about the world," faculty adviser Anna Grig said. The idea for the fair came from a visit to a similar event hosted annually by Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. Grig said she hopes Mundelein High's version becomes a yearly event as well and eventually involves community members in addition to students.

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