A successful Unity Fair was held last week in the media center at North Caroline High School. Organized by teachers Mirta Bradner and Chastity Wright, the fair was an opportunity to celebrate the diversity and culture represented in the NCHS community.
The event was derived from “Mix It Up” Maryland, which is a program designed to “prompt
students to remove social barriers and expand peer connections.” The experience allows students to display information about who they are and/or where they come from. It was also an opportunity to highlight NCHS clubs and organizations that support students and provide a safe environment in which they may grow and learn.
Displays and clubs included:
• Mr. Rosario and Mrs. Guzman with information about Puerto Rico
• Mr. Shaffer with information about diversity in literature and writing
• Displays about Guatemala, Honduras, Morocco and Mexico
• Spanish Club displaying and reading authentic children’s’ books and making beaded bracelets
• Black History Month and Women’s History Month displays
• Positive Behavior Intervention Program resources
• Caroline Goes Purple
• Next Generation Scholars with Ms. Trice
• Gay-Straight Alliance Club
• Leo Club
• National Honor Society
• Drama Club
• Bulldog Book Club
Attendees were asked to list five things they learned about other cultures or groups as they toured the Unity Fair in order to be eligible for a prize. Ninth grader Fernanda Vasquez Arriola was the winner and was awarded a gift basket.
All event photos are available on the CCPS Flickr page.