South Euclid Lyndhurst School District News Article

Sunview Celebrates First Annual Diversity Day


Sunview students and staff explored a few of the many rich cultures that make up the school community at its first annual Diversity Day celebration in the gym on Friday, May 17, 2019. The multi-sensory and interactive event was organized through a partnership between Sunview parent, Mrs. Jazmine Davis and Principal Arika Taylor.  Mrs. Davis served as the tour guide during the celebration by introducing three Sunview families who graciously shared about the culture and history of their country of origin.  Mrs. Janet Hennessee and her two children wore clothing featuring the traditional black, gold and green colors of the Jamaican flag and shared interesting facts about everyday life and noteworthy figures from the Caribbean island.  The audience also had a chance to listen to reggae, a popular genre of music native to Jamaica.  Mrs. Ruth Cifuentes was joined by her children and family to represent the Central American country of Guatemala.  Students and staff were able to experience and participate in the rich culture of Guatemala through song and dance, waving the country’s flag and even helping to shape tortillas out of homemade dough! The final destination of Diversity Day brought Sunview Elementary to Ghana, West Africa, where Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Zame taught students how to say ‘Akwaaba” or ‘welcome’ in the country’s language. The Zame family also taught the entire audience how to perform a traditional Ghana dance.  A big thank-you to all participating Sunview families for supporting the Diversity Day celebration and demonstrating how diversity strengthens and enriches our communities!   



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