Julian Curtiss to celebrate United Nations Day

At the annual Parade of Nations to mark United Nations Day, students from 60 countries marched, displaying flags and dress from around the world including the United Kingdom and Greece as, from left, Maggie Wilson, Rory Pattman, Daniel Maddoxx and Lauren Priest were among those taking part. — Ken Borsuk photo

At last year’s Parade of Nations to mark United Nations Day, students from 60 countries marched, displaying flags and dress from around the world including the United Kingdom and Greece as, from left, Maggie Wilson, Rory Pattman, Daniel Maddoxx and Lauren Priest were among those taking part.
— Ken Borsuk photo

It’s time to celebrate the diversity of Julian Curtiss Magnet School of World Languages with its 24th Annual United Nations Day Celebration and the Parade of Nations Friday, Oct. 24.

Nearly 60 countries will be represented in the parade and each student will walk behind the flags of their respective countries, dressed in his/her country’s native attire.

The celebration will begin at 1 p.m. and will include several guest speakers. Julian Curtiss is honored to have United Nations Ambassador Joseph Vernor Reed as a guest speaker, as he has been a guest for the past 23 years, since the inception of this time-honored event. The parade was originally set for today but eas moved due to inclement weather.

Superintendent of Schools William McKersie will speak. Lastly, the Julian Curtiss Choraleers, comprised of fourth and fifth grade students, will perform a song in honor of this special day.

The U.N. Day festivities will conclude with an International Food Tasting on Friday wherein the Julian Curtiss community will showcase their culture and heritage by bringing and sharing dishes from around the world.

A highlight of the evening will be a fashion show featuring JC parents and students dressed in their country’s traditional attire.

In addition, this year, the PTA will be culminating the celebration by publishing a JC cookbook, where the staff and families will compile recipes that will exemplify our diverse community.

JC Principal Trish McGuire said, “Julian Curtiss is a unique school and special community – our students represent 60 countries, speak 30 languages and the result is one great school. We celebrate our diversity and learn from it every day. Our United Nations Day celebrations reflect our international theme and multicultural community.”

The JC PTA thanks McArdles Garden Center for providing the beautiful mums for the celebrations.

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