The fifth annual WHS International Festival, held on April 12, was well attended by a crowd of about 450 people. Thirty-two countries representing the diversity of Wayzata Public Schools showcased their ethnicity through exhibits, culture, dances, clothes and food.
Turkey, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Scotland and Laos were new countries to the event this year. People enjoyed delicious cuisine provided by Marina Middle Eastern Restaurant, of Minneapolis and Ming's Garden, Chinese restaurant of Plymouth. The Bazaar gave an opportunity for people to purchase a variety of items. The African Drum dancers and the Gangam Style dancers got the audience dancing on their feet. WHS' own talent was exhibited by students as they performed on the Grand piano, took part in sword dancing, Indian dancing and Hip Hop dancing.
"The event was festive, musical, colorful, and vibrant with people from all walks of life enjoying themselves," said event organizer and WHS EL teacher Fauzia Siddiqui. She added, "It is a small world after all!"