Paterson– On Thursday June 2nd, International High School in Paterson Celebrated Global Studies Day. The purpose of the event was to present projects that were generated by students of all grade levels. The year long projects that are part of International’s curriculum with concentrations in the following topics “Water Management Crisis,” Genetically Engineered Foods,” “Free Trade & Globalization,” and “Human Rights for All.”
You could see the amazing displays that were neatly arranged all throughout the school, however when you got closer and looked at the topics chosen by some of the students, there was not doubt in my mind, that this event was special. Some of the students also created video public service announcements that were played to the faculty, students and dignitaries that were in attendance.
Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes who was the keynote speaker wasted no time in her presentation speaking to the students about several cases that she had prosecuted while with the U.S. Attorney’s office. ” As a prosecutor I get to see, and make decisions on cases that are heartbreaking still to this day day, like the one child that was chained to a radiator and left starved” Stated Valdes in a heart felt speech that was received with applause by all in attendance. ” This is an amazing display of talent that we see here today, and we as parent need to continue to nurture the passion, and curiosity that some of these students have” Stated Board of Education Vice President Alex Mendez.
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