BEEHIVE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY HOSTS THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION MEAL FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Sandy—For the 14th consecutive year, Beehive Science and Technology Academy organized a Thanksgiving celebration meal on Nov. 20 for students, parents and staff that included traditional turkey and dressing along with foods from other cultures, including many vegetarian dishes.
According to Beehive Principal Hanifi Oguz, “Since many of our students come from outside of the United States, this meal introduces many families who may have never had a traditional Thanksgiving to this distinctly American holiday.”
Beehive’s International Thanksgiving Dinner for Lunch was originally initiated by a parent, Judy Wald. Now, Wald is on staff at Beehive as a parent/volunteer coordinator, and she still oversees the Thanksgiving event.
Wald said, “Every year before the Thanksgiving school holiday, all families are invited to bring a favorite family dish to share, especially international favorites. Parents serve and eat with us along with our teachers and staff. We make sure all are included, even if their family is not able to bring food. No one is left out and no one knows who did not bring food. Any leftovers are set out again after school and students may eat again or take food home to their family.”
She adds that this is one of Beehive’s most popular school activities, and it gives attendees the opportunity to taste food from other parts of the world.