On Friday, March 18, students, faculty, and staff came together for Regis’ International Day celebration. Organized by the International Day Committee, the student-led initiative invited the school community to share in each other’s unique cultural heritages and embrace the diverse, global experiences that shape us.
International Day was originally created by the Diversity Club, who successfully hosted the event for two years before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, 23 students representing each of Regis' culture clubs helped to plan the day's events, showcasing the rich backgrounds of the Regis student body.
Friday’s programming began with a “Wear Your Culture On Your Sleeve” Grub Day, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Voices of Children Foundation, an organization providing emergency psychological and psychosocial support to Ukrainian families caught in the current evacuation process. Later during Community Time, students were invited to join each of Regis’ culture clubs for a variety of fun activities and conversations. The day concluded with an after-school celebration, with students and parents contributing a wide array of international foods and music for everyone to enjoy.
“On International Day we celebrated the extraordinary diversity of the Regis community -- students and parents brought in foods to celebrate the varied cultures represented by our student body," said International Day Committee leader George Cheung '23. “This year's International Day took exceptional efforts on all fronts, largely because most of our organizers had only experienced the event once and had little experience to guide us. Nonetheless, with the help of Mrs. Henninger, I think the International Day planning committee produced an incredible event and I am proud to have been a part of the undertaking. "