Multicultural night come backs strong

Students celebrate their cultural differences.

Back for the first time since 2019, Multicultural Night was a huge success! The turnout was bigger than anyone expected. The cafeteria and auditorium were both packed front to back with almost 400 guests who came to enjoy over 40 different cultural dishes and numerous acts. “I was very happy for the return of this celebration after a four year hiatus. Curtis has always prided themselves on being a diverse community and this event certainly showed that,” said Mr. Archbold who oversaw the eventful night. With an unexpected turn out, staff had to actually go and buy more supplies so everyone could indulge and be a part of this special night. 

The evening began in the cafeteria with a smorgasbord of international delights. Families of students and staff cooked traditional meals from their culture. There were dishes from all around the world like penne vodka, jollof rice, jerk chicken, sushi, shepard’s pie, fried chicken and so much more. “I really enjoyed the food. My favorite was the mac and cheese with jerk chicken egg rolls. I even went back for seconds, that’s how good it was,” said senior Marie Kennedy. 

The night continued in the auditorium with many different dances from the K-Pop club, ASA, as well as individuals like  Mercy Jgin  and Angeline Collado. “Being a part of the ASA dance was a great experience. It definitely was something us guys would never normally do, especially me because I am such a shy person but my friends got us guys out of our comfort zones,” said  Tecumsay Morris. Both the K-pop club and ASA had been preparing and practicing for this event months in advance. 

The fashion show presented by one of Curtis’ oldest clubs African Student Association (ASA) was  brought back to life with the help of seniors, Shakirah King, Celine Masslay, Grace Odusanya and Blessing Tetteh. Students walked out in pairs as they modeled their most stylish traditional clothing. Grace Odusanya the master of ceremonies for the night presented their outfits and country of origin. “Being a part of ASA was something Shakirah and myself always looked forward to when coming to Curtis but when Covid hit it kind of ruined our dreams. Our senior year came along and we realized that the club wouldn’t start itself so we took the initiative. From getting approval to choreographing dances the journey wasn’t easy but we’re glad we were able to give Curtis a show,” said Celine Massalay.