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Students learn how to make a Celtic cross from Rebecca Hoefer, a parent of two St. Catherine of Siena students, at the Ireland booth at the Kennesaw school’s International Night. Hundreds came out to explore the 17 countries represented at the February event.


Kennesaw school students explore 17 countries

Published April 3, 2014

St. Catherine of Siena School, in Kennesaw, had its first International Night on Feb. 27.

More than 300 people attended the celebration where 17 countries were represented, each with their own unique booth, said Rachel Cowan, a Spanish teacher at the school.

Children received personal passports that were stamped after visiting each of the countries.  Highlights of the night were Irish dancers from the Mulligan School of Dance, a “chopstick challenge” in which students learned to use chopsticks and move items from one place to another, and a wide variety of authentic and delicious foods. Many students dressed in traditional garb from countries such as Mexico, India, Ecuador, Nigeria and Chile.