Campion Academy is known as one of the most diverse schools in our area with students from across the globe. This past Sabbath, December 3, the students had the opportunity to not only share their cultures with each other, but also with many of the members at Campion Church during our annual International Sabbath.
The church service started off with a parade of flags, then worship songs were sung in all kinds of different languages, like German, Swahili, Chinese, Spanish and many more. Blet Htoo, senior, commented. “I liked how there was a lot of singing. It was nice to see everyone expressing their cultures and it just was cool overall.”
The church service was followed by an international-themed potluck at the church, where members revealed the students they had for the adopt-a-student program.
After sundown, the Saturday night program also incorporated international activities. In the gym, the Brazilian students put on a soccer tournament, with each team representing a different country, World-Cup style. “I enjoyed the soccer tournament because it was nice to compete with my friends and learn about different aspects of soccer I hadn’t known before,” reflected Noah Greenemier, senior.
In the student center, representing China, partners could compete in ping pong. Luca Lu, a student from China, made potstickers and taught the students how to create Chinese-style paper cuttings.
In the library, Joshua Koroma, an international student from Mexico hosted Loteria, a Mexican form of bingo. “I really loved hosting and getting a chance to play Loteria again,” shared Koroma, “It brought me back to my roots and made me feel like I was back home. It was also fun to speak in Spanish with everyone because normally we just speak in English.”
Ciara Felix, Campion News Team