CHS Students Celebrate Cultural Heritage

Calvert High’s Chi Sigma Mu club hosted their annual Cultural Dinner on February 27. Chi Sigma Mu is a minority organization, led by CHS guidance counselors, in which students from different cultural groups come together to discuss future options, to understand other minorities, and to share in their diversity. Each year the club invites the families of all of its members to attend a dinner. Where the students and their families bring a dish that is traditional to their family and/or culture.

The event began at 6:30. It was held in the nutrition tech room, 222. A few students greeted families at the front doors and showed them to the room.  In the beginning, people sat themselves while conversing with other families of different culture.

Ms. Plenty asked for each student to stand to share their culture, their food, and their reason for bringing said dish. Many different cultures were represented; there were Filipinos, Hispanics, African Americans, Native Americans, and Koreans. Different dishes displayed each heritage. Some examples of the foods were  Pealla, a Hispanic seafood dish; Indian tacos; fried chicken; lumpia, a Filipino roll; pancit, Filipino pasta; vegetarian pizza, and Croatian pasta. All of the dishes were extremely delicious meals and a new taste for all those brave enough to explore them. “It was interesting to taste different foods and experience different cultures,” said attendee Anna Almuete.

The event was extremely successful. The growing club was impressed with this year’s attendance.. It was a great opportunity for the families of students, as well as the students themselves, to see the background of their fellow club members.