English as a New Language students in the West Hempstead School District gathered for an international luncheon on May 30 to celebrate the progress, achievements and challenges they had made and overcome during the year.
The event brought together both middle and high school ENL students, who were tasked with bringing in native dishes to create a buffet. The varied cuisine featured traditional foods from several geographic regions, including Central America, South America and Haiti. The students in each ENL class also created posters to highlight their greatest achievements from the academic year, as well as their future goals.
Along with enjoying a variety of ethnic foods, some students engaged with teachers and staff to discuss their accomplishments, while others took part in a game of soccer. The festive celebration concluded a year of learning with camaraderie and plenty of fun.