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The Melting Pot


As one of the most important events that Hills West holds, Unity Day is always a festival where people from various cultures can connect with others, while having fun. And after the perfectly diverse booths and the fun activities, it’s clear that West opens its arms to people of all races and different cultures. “Unity Day was a nice way to bring the community together. My favorite part was all of the performances,” said Isabel Schuss. There were performances by the cheerleaders, the wranglerettes, martial arts, and there was a cultural dance by the AASO. Why wouldn’t any one want to come to such an amazing event with free food and entertainment? In the new gym, all of the clubs at High School West were at booths, entertaining all of the guests. The Spanish Club made flowers out of tissue paper and allowed others to do it as well. The Jewish Heritage Club, seemed to be a big hit, for it offered ceramic pots where you could plant a flower. The Zakkat Club did Henna and was very popular. In the gym, there were many performances. Kids Care HHH had a booth that sent puzzles to children of Ghana. The most popular booth with the longest line was the local beauty salon that came and put colored hair extensions in for the students; their motto was “Love Yourself, Love Your Hair”. There were performances by the cheerleaders, the wranglerettes, martial arts, a cultural dance by African Americans, and famous Half Hollow Hills student, Jenna Rose performed, singing “It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars. Ashley Crocker-Benn, a member from the step team, gave a tribute to Whitney Houston by singing her hit song, “I Will Always Love You”. In the cafeteria, different schools from the Half Hollow Hills district came and there were different foods from a variety of different cultures. There was a section called “Rice’s From Around the World” where there were several different rice’s from Mexican rice to fried rice. There were also delicious pastas and deserts, and even cultural drinks. Overall, Unity Day was a success. It attracted people to learn about the different religions of the world, while they were having fun with their friends.