Third grade students from St. James Elementary School learned all about their ancestry as well as the roots of the other students in their grade during Heritage Day on Nov. 22.
Beginning with a musical performance that featured samples from all around the world, the students showed off their language skills by performing tunes in other languages. They ended the musical portion of the day with “It’s A Small World” and “God Bless America,” dedicated to the veterans in the audience.
In the multipurpose room, students showed off their Heritage Day projects, featuring historical documents and information that traced back their lineage for centuries, in some cases. Students designed posters that also included a family crest. As part of the day’s event, the students went on a “scavenger hunt” around the room to find clues about different ancestry backgrounds. Back in the classrooms, the celebration continued as students and guests sampled different ethnic food prepared by each family.