2017-12-09 / News

Island Students Learn About Varied Cultures on International Day



International Day at Mackinac Island Public School is an opportunity for pupils to learn about the varied cultures seasonal workers bring to Mackinac Island during the summer. Individuals from Bulgaria, Hungary, Jamaica, Mexico, Ireland, Haiti, Spain, and the Philippines participated in the October 10 presentation. Ingrid Scognamiglio, who has taught Spanish at the school, created it. International Day at Mackinac Island Public School is an opportunity for pupils to learn about the varied cultures seasonal workers bring to Mackinac Island during the summer. Individuals from Bulgaria, Hungary, Jamaica, Mexico, Ireland, Haiti, Spain, and the Philippines participated in the October 10 presentation. Ingrid Scognamiglio, who has taught Spanish at the school, created it.

At left: Istvan Takats explains the Hungarian alphabet to (from left) third grader Isaiah Polzin, kindergartener Jenavieve Fisher, and Jenavieve’s older brother, Jordan. At left: Istvan Takats explains the Hungarian alphabet to (from left) third grader Isaiah Polzin, kindergartener Jenavieve Fisher, and Jenavieve’s older brother, Jordan.

At left: Musician Sarah Bernstein has second grader Rashard Tucker play a chord on her guitar during International Day. Ms. Bernstein was a member of a group of students from Belmont University in Tennessee who worked for Grand Hotel this past summer. As a special addition to the event, they shared music from many cultures with the children. At left: Musician Sarah Bernstein has second grader Rashard Tucker play a chord on her guitar during International Day. Ms. Bernstein was a member of a group of students from Belmont University in Tennessee who worked for Grand Hotel this past summer. As a special addition to the event, they shared music from many cultures with the children.

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