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MULTICULTURAL ASSEMBLY AT KENT MERIDIAN A WONDERFUL EVENT

April 7th, 2012 at Sat, 7th, 2012 at 6:54 am by lesliehamada

Friday morning March 30 at 8:30 am Kent Meridian High School showcased their students culture with talent from all parts of the world. The variety of talent showcased all the wonderful diversity of the student body. It was an assembly the students really enjoyed. The audience would participate in doing their part by clapping to the music and applauding for each performance with real enthusiasm. There was dancing from all parts of the world and the costumes were also great. The teachers and the administrative staff brought down the house when toward the end many demonstrated their talents on various dance routines and they also engaged in wearing costumes. This builds school pride, it educates, and it expresses unity of students and teachers all having fun together

Students at Kent Meridian can experience a great International experience each day just by coming to class and interacting with their classmates. This allows for a great opportunity for a Global experience right here in Kent, Washington. We need to cease  all the diversity around us and grow from it. Watch for this Assembly next year and come in and see for yourself what your tax dollars are being spent on. A great learning experience for the whole community.

 

Leslie is a wife, mother, & grandmother. She has worked in marketing, communications, & writing professionally. For the past 17 years she has resided in the Covington area and doing volunteer work in the King County Area. While her children attended University Place Schools she was actively involved in youth activities and PTA. She was in executive leadership in the organization as President in school PTA on all levels. In addition she held a District PTA leadership position. Currently her youngest child Lisa is a teacher and last year was recognized as NASPE 2009 High School Physical Education Teacher of the Nation. Her two sons are employed in Computer and engineer firms. She has two beautiful grandchildren. Leslie's pride & joy is Pee Wee Hamada her stay at home Cocker spaniel and her inspiration for her first Children's Book: "Pee Wee's Adventure In the Woods" which addresses boundaries for young children and safety issues through an exciting animal book. Leslie has been actively involved in her Community volunteering for over 40 years. She has mentored in high risk elementary schools since college. Presently she is Director for emergency services for her church Kent United Methodist. She is Chair of the Kent Ecumenical Network Board. It is her sixth year on Catholic Community Advocacy Board. She received an award last year from Governor Gregoire for work with felons. This past year she was recognized for work in social justice and poverty by the South King County Human Service Commission. Last year she received an award from the Southern Sudanese Organization in Seattle. In 2005 she received the SKC Award for the Spirit of Caring. In 2005 she traveled to San Francisco to work at the Soup Kitchen of Glide Memorial and help with immigrant Chinese pre-school students at Gum Moon Community. Her passion is working with kids and social justice issues. Presently she is working to start a Kids Boxing Program in the Kent East Hill area to give the kids a great after school program.

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