LHS hosting community Multicultural Night

LHS hosting community Multicultural Night
Posted on 10/27/2016
With up to 20 different languages spoken at Lynden High School, the LHS First Generation Club understands the value in celebrating schoolwide diversity. And the club wants the community to join in that celebration.

To engage the entire community, the club will host a Multicultural Night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the LHS cafeteria. Already local community vendors have volunteered to donate food and Lynden families will prepare dishes popular in their culture. Expect traditional dress, dances, entertainment on the stage and activities for young students (coloring tables and face painting, for example) to adults.

“It is an event for the whole community to experience,” says Michelle Nilsen, LHS assistant principal. “Come and eat, celebrate and learn.”

Nilsen says if the Lynden High School demographic was listed out, you could find up to 20 different languages spoken in the building, from countries found in Europe to Latin America and Africa to Asia.

“The First Generation Club is trying to reach out and include others and look at all of Lynden and learn about one another,” Nilsen says.

For those interested in donating or volunteering, contact Nilsen at the high school.