Local diversity celebrated at Wilmington City Schools


A highlight of Thursday’s “I Am Wilmington: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity” event was Wilmington City Schools (WCS) second-grade children performing the “Hello Song.” There were international booths and exhibits with food, Japanese calligraphy and origami, Native American heritage, and Latin American heritage. Among other things, the program included African drumming, a blues band, and “soul teachers.” There was a Central State University booth with students from the Bahamas and a Wilmington College International Club booth with students from Costa Rica and Sweden. The WCS Diversity Committee hosted the event. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.

A highlight of Thursday’s “I Am Wilmington: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity” event was Wilmington City Schools (WCS) second-grade children performing the “Hello Song.” There were international booths and exhibits with food, Japanese calligraphy and origami, Native American heritage, and Latin American heritage. Among other things, the program included African drumming, a blues band, and “soul teachers.” There was a Central State University booth with students from the Bahamas and a Wilmington College International Club booth with students from Costa Rica and Sweden. The WCS Diversity Committee hosted the event. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

At a Japanese exhibit, young ladies demonstrate the art of origami. The hosts for the Japanese exhibit were the Miki, Mahara, Maruyama, Nishino, and Ohashi Families.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Tasty food was distributed free at a Latin American Heritage booth.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Danny Miller is a member of the Wilmington City Schools’ Diversity Committee. His wife is Choctaw, and Danny has a strong interest in the way the indigenous peoples here are represented in American history as presented in schools.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

This banner hanging in the school lobby greets guests Thursday evening at the “I Am Wilmington: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity” event. Wilmington High School 2013 graduate Katelyn Wolary designed the event logo.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

These four girls wore traditional Japanese attire for the event.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

A highlight of Thursday’s “I Am Wilmington: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity” event was Wilmington City Schools (WCS) second-grade children performing the “Hello Song.” There were international booths and exhibits with food, Japanese calligraphy and origami, Native American heritage, and Latin American heritage. Among other things, the program included African drumming, a blues band, and “soul teachers.” There was a Central State University booth with students from the Bahamas and a Wilmington College International Club booth with students from Costa Rica and Sweden. The WCS Diversity Committee hosted the event. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.

At a Japanese exhibit, young ladies demonstrate the art of origami. The hosts for the Japanese exhibit were the Miki, Mahara, Maruyama, Nishino, and Ohashi Families.

Tasty food was distributed free at a Latin American Heritage booth.

Danny Miller is a member of the Wilmington City Schools’ Diversity Committee. His wife is Choctaw, and Danny has a strong interest in the way the indigenous peoples here are represented in American history as presented in schools.

This banner hanging in the school lobby greets guests Thursday evening at the “I Am Wilmington: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity” event. Wilmington High School 2013 graduate Katelyn Wolary designed the event logo.

These four girls wore traditional Japanese attire for the event.

A highlight of Thursday’s “I Am Wilmington: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity” event was Wilmington City Schools (WCS) second-grade children performing the “Hello Song.” There were international booths and exhibits with food, Japanese calligraphy and origami, Native American heritage, and Latin American heritage. Among other things, the program included African drumming, a blues band, and “soul teachers.” There was a Central State University booth with students from the Bahamas and a Wilmington College International Club booth with students from Costa Rica and Sweden. The WCS Diversity Committee hosted the event. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/09/web1_choir.jpgA highlight of Thursday’s “I Am Wilmington: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity” event was Wilmington City Schools (WCS) second-grade children performing the “Hello Song.” There were international booths and exhibits with food, Japanese calligraphy and origami, Native American heritage, and Latin American heritage. Among other things, the program included African drumming, a blues band, and “soul teachers.” There was a Central State University booth with students from the Bahamas and a Wilmington College International Club booth with students from Costa Rica and Sweden. The WCS Diversity Committee hosted the event. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

At a Japanese exhibit, young ladies demonstrate the art of origami. The hosts for the Japanese exhibit were the Miki, Mahara, Maruyama, Nishino, and Ohashi Families.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/09/web1_origami.jpgAt a Japanese exhibit, young ladies demonstrate the art of origami. The hosts for the Japanese exhibit were the Miki, Mahara, Maruyama, Nishino, and Ohashi Families. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Tasty food was distributed free at a Latin American Heritage booth.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/09/web1_mexico.jpgTasty food was distributed free at a Latin American Heritage booth. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Danny Miller is a member of the Wilmington City Schools’ Diversity Committee. His wife is Choctaw, and Danny has a strong interest in the way the indigenous peoples here are represented in American history as presented in schools.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/09/web1_indigenous.jpgDanny Miller is a member of the Wilmington City Schools’ Diversity Committee. His wife is Choctaw, and Danny has a strong interest in the way the indigenous peoples here are represented in American history as presented in schools. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

This banner hanging in the school lobby greets guests Thursday evening at the “I Am Wilmington: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity” event. Wilmington High School 2013 graduate Katelyn Wolary designed the event logo.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/09/web1_sign.jpgThis banner hanging in the school lobby greets guests Thursday evening at the “I Am Wilmington: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity” event. Wilmington High School 2013 graduate Katelyn Wolary designed the event logo. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

These four girls wore traditional Japanese attire for the event.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/09/web1_foursome.jpgThese four girls wore traditional Japanese attire for the event. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal