Each year, WMS community members invest a tremendous amount of time preparing for our annual International Night, a night of celebrating the diversity of our community by sharing in the culture and traditions of our students. We all look forward to sampling dishes from students’ home countries and sharing in traditional music and dance. “Dinner” as a descriptor doesn’t quite capture the feast that community members and our many guests experience. It is more like a gigantic buffet of flavors from around the world.
“Did you try the Japanese curry?” “What about Rohan’s ‘bakes’ from St. Lucia or that soup from Germany’s table?” The buzz in the dining room is at an all time high during dinner. Every dish is prepared by students, most who spend the afternoon hunkered down in the kitchens of faculty apartments in order to bring the very best dishes to the community meal later that evening.
Other students work after school and during their free time to craft the posters and signs that decorate the dining room and Great Hall. And still others practice and choreograph the performances they’ll share with the community after dinner. Thank you to all of this year’s volunteers and organizers.