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Diverse backgrounds honored in student-led Multicultural Show

Multicultural show(02/25/2024) Five presentations of a multicultural show were hosted by Blaine High School (BHS) student leaders Feb. 22 in honor of Black History Month, as a way to acknowledge and celebrate all student cultures. Students titled the event, “Harmony in Diversity: A Kaleidoscope of Cultures.”


“It’s beautiful that we can all come together to acknowledge and appreciate each other’s cultures,” said Anita Simons, BHS student.


The show was planned over the course of the past year by student leaders from the school’s Student Council, Men’s and Women’s group, Black Student Union, Muslim Student Association, African dance crew, National Honors Society, American Indian Education, HOSA and BPA groups. Students led the audition of performances, decorations and coordination of invitations and scripts for the event.


Over the course of the day, approximately 4,000 students were in attendance at the five shows from not only the high school, but Northdale and Roosevelt middle schools, as well. Performances ranged from singing, dancing and a fashion show to share examples of unique characteristics of a variety of cultures. Flags from countries all over the world were also displayed around the entire auditorium. View photos from the event.


“We’ve seen how our differences create a rich, vibrant community,” said Mahad Arif, BHS senior. “Let’s take this harmony beyond today and continue to celebrate every culture.”


Funds from the Anoka-Hennepin Education Foundation supported the BHS Multicultural Show.