High School Community Gathers for International Night

High School Community Gathers for International Night photo

Community services, delicious food and traditional ethnic music and dance were featured when Glen Cove High School hosted its fourth annual International Night on April 16.

The evening was organized by World Language and English as a New Language Coordinator Monica Chavez to share information and express appreciation of the Hispanic community. Before the celebration of food and dance, members of the community had an opportunity to learn about health insurance, local library resources, the Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club, Glen Cove Hospital and more. Some participants also enjoyed getting henna tattoos. 

Glen Cove High School dance club members Maria Fernanda Aquilar, Eduardo Mancia, Dayrin Menjivar and Anderson Valasquez wowed those in attendance with a salsa and reggaetón dance. The group worked hard to prepare for the event, under the direction of teacher Clare Germino. While the guests in attendance enjoyed the delicious food and music, they had an opportunity to view students’ wonderful poems that lined the walls of the cafeteria. 

Ms. Chavez expressed her gratitude to everyone who helped out at the event and those from the school community that attended.