MISD Hosts Annual Multicultural Festival
CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS
| On Saturday, March 2 Mansfield ISD
hosted its seventh annual Multicultural
Festival at the MISD Center for the
The free event featured student
performances, interactive games, arts
and crafts, a living museum and food
stations all showcasing the cultures
represented within the MISD student
body and community.
“We started the Multicultural
Festival to celebrate the diversity
in MISD,” said Christopher Bryant,
coordinator of the MISD Center for the
Performing Arts. “We have a lot of great
students here and great staff from
different nations. This is an opportunity
for all of us to come together and
celebrate where we all come from and
Students dressed as famous legends from different cultures.
We started the Multicultural
Festival to celebrate the
diversity in MISD.
~ Christopher Bryant
Students from Ben Barber prepared
foods from different cultures for
attendees to try. They also set up
cooking shows for audiences to get a
hands-on experience making those
“One of the biggest draws are the
culinary booths,” said Bryant. “They cook
from 13 different nations so people
can sample foods they probably would
never get a chance to sample if they
weren’t here.” Students appreciated
learning the history of their peers.
“I enjoy most that I get to learn
more about our country and our world,”
said Skylar Moncure, a third-grader at
Judy K. Miller Elementary School.
MISD holds this festival to highlight
the diversity of the students, family and
staff within the district.
“MISD not only supports the
students as families but we support
who they are, we support their heritage,
we support where they come from,”
Many countries had booths with native dishes to sample.
Alycen Phan (second from left) is the principal of Anna May Daulton Elementary School.
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