VAHS holds sixth Multicultural Showcase

Jim Ferolie

Jarrell Homsely pirouettes with the Wildcat Dance Team during a performance last Friday at Verona Area High School's annual Multicultural Showcase.

The annual Verona Area High School Multicultural Showcase was more student-run than ever, and Mulicultural Leadership Council adviser Carri Hale couldn't have been happier.

With the council now at 31 students -- it's biggest group ever -- and boasting at least 13 different ethnicities, veteran students were able to take bigger roles in producing the show (which isn't the only activity the group does, but it's the most high-profile). Junior Johnnie Yang wrote the show's script and performed in both dance and spoken word, and students gave introductions to the skits, songs, dances and other performances in several different languages, ranging from French to Ethiopian.

Students sang in Korean, played ukeleles, danced to represent LGBT culture, rapped and showed off some electrifying hip-hop moves.

Hale also said the show featured the most mature audience she's seen by far, showing how far the district has come in embracing and understanding other cultures.

Come back to in a few days for a video compilation, as well as a photo gallery.

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