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Rich Mix at ‘Taste of Hoover’

Potomac’s rich cultural mix was spotlighted at Hoover Middle School on March 20. Hoover’s International night featured a variety of activities and food from around the world.

“It’s a celebration of the diversity in our community,” said Hoover Principal Caroline Kursman.

Students both watched and participated in a barbershop quartet, an Indian group dance, a Chinese dragon dance and a Chinese fan dance.

Additionally there was a traditional Mehndi artist giving students henna tattoos, and a Japanese tea ceremony.

“I think we have the most diverse, wonderful school,” sat Pat Bak, a parent who volunteered to help.

“I like learning about the different cultures,” said Malanie Saks, 12.

The main event of the evening was “A Taste of Hoover: an international feast.” Parents donated food representing their cultural roots. The wide array of tastes included Chinese, Indian, Greek, Jamaican, Argentinean, Iranian, Israeli, Ecuadorian, Pakistani, and many more types of foods. “Some of the things look interesting,” said Michael Lobel, 14.