AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP —
The international students enjoy preparing the meals as much as American students enjoy eating them. Ming He, a senior from Ning Po, China, who has lived at Grand River since his freshman year said, “According to the growing amount of international kids, our school has become more diverse over the years. Now that there is such a large population, the cultural dinners are a good way to share with our American brothers. It helps us show our traditions and provides us with the chance to practice our communications with Americans. On top of that, it gives us a chance to taste our home food again, which we all miss while we are here.”
All are in agreement that sharing cultures from around the world is beneficial to the student body. No matter what reason anybody has for enjoying the meals and presentations, the personal growth that takes place is undeniable. Each month, every resident of Grand River Academy learns something new about his peers, the world and himself. Perhaps international cuisine will be on the menu when students travel home for summer vacation.