Let the Games Begin: Yorkshire Academy's Olympics Celebration
“Let the games begin!” families chanted at Yorkshire Academy’s bi-annual Olympics Celebration on Fri., Feb. 2. The festivities included a Parade of Flags with families dressed in colors or attire representing a variety of cultures and country as they walked behind 56 different flags. Students participated in games resembling winter Olympic events and then everyone enjoyed a feast at the International Food Court. International treats included dishes such as Jollof Rice from Nigeria, Gulab Jamun from India, Lamingtons from Australia, and of course, good old American hot dogs.
As is traditional since South Korea is hosting the Olympics this year, Yorkshire’s South Korean families marched last in the parade. After running the torch around the “stadium,” students assisted Mr. Scott Kim, a Yorkshire father, in the lighting of the Olympic torch. Mr. Kim proudly led the school in a South Korean cheer to get the festivities going.
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