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Posters Promote Upcoming World Language Celebration

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Berner Middle School students are doing an outstanding job promoting the district’s upcoming World Language Festival. There were more than 120 entries in the poster design contest and the winners were announced on Feb. 5.

Students designed posters based on the theme for the 16th annual event, “Languages Unite the World.” Children are invited to participate in cultural activities organized by students in language classes at Massapequa High School, and the posters are hung throughout the six elementary schools to promote the festival.

The winning entry was created by seventh grader Sophia M., whose poster featured a drawing of a camera along with scenes representing the six languages offered in the district – American Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. Second place winner Jessica R., an eighth grader, drew a poster the featured a globe and ribbons formed by the flags of countries from all over the world. Eighth grader Yuvika T.’s design was a globe made up of puzzle pieces of flags and international landmarks. Their posters will be displayed at the festival, and they also received certificates and Amazon gift cards.

Spanish teacher Susan Beitzinger, who coordinated the contest, said the entries were narrowed down to 27. The library was transformed into an art gallery for a day, where teachers and staff could view the finalists and vote for their favorites.

The World Language Festival will be held on Wednesday, March 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the high school.