Eden Hall Hosts World Cultures Day


Students learned about different cultures from around the world without having to leave campus on May 5, 2017. More than 30 countries were represented from Argentina to Italy. Students learned about customs, sports, economics, and language and much more through guest presenters. Some of the presenters were community members, family members and local experts. Experts included:

Country

Presenter

Argentina

Rafael Francis

Argentina

Manuel Isaac

Armenia

Rachel LeDuc

“Being/Hosting an Exchange Student”

Jill Brethouer

Bermuda

Ken Lehman

“Boxing Around the World”

Joe Divosevic

Brazil

Lucy Haubach

Brazil

Hermes & Keila Cordoba

Bulgaria

Nadia Todorova

Costa Rica

Gabe Orellana

Egypt

Heba & Khaled Aziz

Egypt

Lou Cashman

Egypt

Christopher Baldwin

Germany

Erich Meier

Greece

Yvonne Balouris

Haiti

Tiffany Nicastro

India

Neha Shah

India

Ramki Balakrishnan

India

Sindhu & Ratikant Santpure

Ireland

Kathy Dziubek

Israel

Cathy Filson

Italy

Silvestro Nicastro

Italy

Teresa Galise

Japan

Masaki Teitei

Japan

Jeff Hagan

Kenya

Edward Stokan

Kenya

Kayla Bagnato

The event concluded with an assembly. "The Diamante Trio" performed and was accompanied by Brazilian jazz and Pittsburgh opera singer Lilly Abreu.   Teacher Mary Anne Sanders says Ms. Abreu has done voiceovers for Disney movies in Brazil, She sings in a Brazilian jazz band and with the Pittsburgh Opera in addition to teaching voice at Carnegie Mellon University and Chatham University.