CHS hosts Diversity Day
Clintonville students learn about different cultures, beliefs
Students at Clintonville High School had the opportunity to learn about different religions, cultures and beliefs when they participated in Diversity Day on Wednesday, March 16.
According to Kevin Reese, mathematics teacher and Student Council advisor at Clintonville High School, Diversity Day started several years ago and has become an annual event.
Diversity Day taught students about different countries of origin from the district’s foreign exchange students, local Native American cultures, rituals of district students within the Hispanic community, awareness of Asian Backlash shared by a local parent, female empowerment, LGBTQ, and overcoming disease, addiction and poverty.
“Students had an experience similar to any conference an adult may attend for the professional development of their career including keynote speakers and numerous breakout sessions to choose from,” Reese said.
“It was great to see students engaging in conversations and asking questions within their sessions,” Reese said. “Our students and staff were great hosts and represented their school and community well in welcoming so many guests to our building. Many of the students welcomed the change of pace from a typical day of school, and our visitors were grateful for the chance to come share their experiences with them. ”
Reese noted that Diversity Day allows staff to more fully educate students in ways that are beyond the typical curricula teachers are assigned to teach.