Littleton High School World Language Festival Raises $2,000

Littleton Public Schools
Dr. Kelly R. Clenchy, Superintendent
33 Shattuck Street,
Littleton, MA 01460

For Immediate Release

Monday, March 25, 2019

Media Contact: Jordan Mayblum
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Littleton High School World Language Festival Raises $2,000

LITTLETON — Superintendent Kelly Clenchy is pleased to announce that Littleton High School’s World Language Festival raised $2,000 for student scholarships earlier this month. 

The biennial festival, which took place on Thursday, March 7, at Littleton High School, included cultural dances, musical performances, and a wide variety of culinary dishes. Admission to the festival was free, and food tickets cost $1 each. Most food items cost $3-5. 

All proceeds from the festival support the World Language Book Bag scholarship, an award given to between one and three graduating seniors annually who have excelled in their foreign language studies at Littleton High School. The $2,000 raised at this year’s festival will support scholarships for graduating seniors in 2019 and 2020. 

The festival was also held in celebration of National Foreign Language Week. All students who study a world language at Littleton High School are required to participate in either a cafe that serves food, dance, musical performance, travel advertisement, poster project, or character impersonation for the event. This year, students dressed up as characters including Julius Caesar, Athena and Augustus Pablo.

“The purpose of the festival is to promote study of foreign language and promote cultural awareness,” said Elizabeth Kelley, World Languages Curriculum Coordinator. “It’s a great event that gives students the opportunity to share and celebrate their cultures, learn something new about traditions from different regions and showcase their musical, dance and culinary talents.”

Student tables at the festival served cuisine from various countries and regions including Belgium, Russia, Mexico, Ethiopia, India, Thailand, Greece, Cuba, Italy, Poland, Brazil, Japan, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, Morocco, Germany, China, St. Lucia, Norway, Portugal, France, Hungary, Denmark, the Philippines and the Caribbean.