For the few of you who don’t know already, the food festival – which has an instantly appealing name – is a party hosted by the various cultural clubs of Hills West. Students bring in delicacies of various ethnic backgrounds and indulge in a feast of not only infinite calories, but infinite cultures as well. Students from all grades and nationalities are given admission tickets in exchange for the submission of any ethnic dish of their choice. The buffet gives students the opportunity to explore the world without embarking on a long trip to spend quality time with their friends after a hectic day of exams. “The food festival was amazing!” exclaimed eleventh-grader Angela Rios, “It was the perfect opportunity for students to explore the cultural diversity of our community-and who doesn’t love food?” Senior Arthur Ramsey was in complete agreement with Angela’s words of praise. “The festival was a success, not only because of the high number of contributions, but also the diversity of the cultures represented”
The food festival takes place annually and is one of the most highly anticipated events on the school calendar. The significance of the party is more than the enjoyment of various hors d’oeuvres and pastries: the festival is a symbol of our school unity. It brings about a sense of togetherness that often seems unattainable in the fast-paced, competitive environment of classrooms.