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World’s Fair 2015
Saturday & Sunday, January 31-February 1

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (booth hours)
SHS Forum and the Wood Commons (West Building - park in lot B)
2 p.m. student cultural performance each day in the Performing Arts Center
Free admission • Open to the public


Stevenson High School students come from a wide array of cultural heritages and traditions from around the globe. World’s Fair, an annual two-day event hosted by the student club Diversity Council, is Stevenson’s celebration of the countries, cultures, and cuisines of these diverse students. Families and children are encouraged to attend this fun and educational cultural experience. 

Student-led booths featuring cultural displays and culinary delicacies will be open both days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event then culminates both days with a 2 p.m. student cultural performance showcase in the Performing Arts Center. On January 31, the cultural showcase will culminate with a performance by Chicago-based group SoriBeat, who specialize in traditional Korean performing arts.

The goal of the SHS World’s Fair is to increase understanding and appreciation of cultures from around the world. Presented by Stevenson’s Diversity Council club, the event promotes diversity and celebrates the many cultures that make up the Stevenson community.

World’s Fair also offers a chance for Stevenson students to showcase the country of their heritage or a culture in which they have an interest. Students use their creativity to produce elaborate booths representing the countries or cultures they have selected. These exhibits include art, artifacts, videos, clothes, and, in particular, food. Cultural cuisines are a special attraction of World’s Fair, with students and their families cooking and selling delicacies from around the globe. Visitors can buy tickets for 50 cents each to purchase food at the booths. Each day closes with student groups performing music, dance, and other performing arts from their cultures to a packed Performing Arts Center.

The event also serves as an important charity fundraiser. All proceeds raised from food sales are donated to a charity researched and selected each year by Diversity Council students. This year’s beneficiary will be Inspiration Corporation, a Chicago-based nonprofit that assists individuals and families affected by homelessness and poverty.

For more information on World’s Fair, contact Diversity Council sponsor Greg Diethrich at gdiethrich@d125.org or 847-415-4465.

This two-day celebration increases knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of other cultures and countries.



World's Fair promotes diversity and celebrates the cultures that make up the Stevenson Community

       

Booths and exhibits include art, videos, games, food and clothes from various different countries

     

The highlight of the World's Fair is the Fashion Show and the Entertainment Showcase which is presented throughout the day.  Student groups model ceremonial costumes, sing, dance, and play musical instruments representing many different countries.