Ninth annual International Festival held

BOONVILLE — Starmount High School recently held its ninth annual International Festival. The International Festival gives students the opportunity to represent a country.

This was a wonderful chance for the high school students to interact with the elementary students. The festival consisted of 35 stations where a child had the opportunity to learn a craft, a dance, a song, or to do a game or activity based around that station’s selected country.

One of the tour guides, Elizabeth Finley, said, “The project that I did was on Ethiopia, and we did face painting. My favorite part was seeing how much the kids enjoyed it. They all got really into it and were so excited. I also like face painting, so it was really fun. I think everyone had a good time, even some of the teachers that got their face[s] painted.”

Andrea Raines, art teacher at Starmount High School, who orchestrated this event, said, “This event is a great opportunity for the older students to research, plan, and learn about foreign countries and leadership. It’s also a lot of fun for the younger students to learn and have fun at the same time. There’s never a dull moment at International Festival.”

This event was a great way for students to learn more about the world around them and to expand their international knowledge of customs, language and culture.

Sarah Dowell is a member of the Starmount High School Journalism Club.