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East Ridge High celebrates diverse student body

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Heritage Day at East Ridge High Heritage Day at East Ridge High
East Ridge High student Jamie Mendoza East Ridge High student Jamie Mendoza
East Ridge High student Edin Husenjovic East Ridge High student Edin Husenjovic
EAST RIDGE, TN (WRCB) - East Ridge High School presented a school-wide project, “Honoring Our Heritage.”  The school has a very diverse student population, with twenty foreign countries represented.  Because some students came to East Ridge from a foreign country unable to speak English, teachers wanted to create a project to solidify the student body.  


The goal was to show the strength in diversity and the true meaning of being an East Ridge Pioneer.  Students created a visual art presentation of each country, travel brochures, flags, and digital presentations.  In addition, English-as-Second-Language teacher Raven Cleveland and her students created a documentary on their heritages.  The documentary was shown to all students, followed by tours of the countries' information booths.  Students received a “passport” to use for their visits.  Background music during the tours was provided by the school's band and chorus.


The video can be viewed at: www.useducationtv.com/default.aspx?sid=75884.

East Ridge High School would like to thank the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga for sponsoring the grant which allowed them to purchase iMac computers and video equipment.  In addition, they would like to thank additional donors:  Commissioner Tim Boyd, ERHS PTSA, ERHS teachers, and Berry Construction Company.

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