Sage Hill Celebrates Cultural Diversity

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Sage Hill School held their 11th Annual Multicultural Fair on Saturday, transforming the campus into a “festival extraordinaire” to celebrate the rich cultural heritage in Orange County.

“The Multicultural Fair honors the diversity of our vibrant community,” said Head of School Gordon McNeill.

Visitors enjoyed more than 20 international food booths, lively cultural performances, an ethnic bazaar, student-run charity marketplace, silent auction, and family activities including face painting, henna tattoos and beading.

Read a full story about the event on newportbeachindy.com later this week.

— All photos by Sara Hall

Members of the Arpana Dance Company perform on stage at the festival.
Lillian Hu (right) and Elaine Wu help customers at the Taste of Chine booth.
Zoe Zarubin, 5, dances along with the Persian performers. Zoe is wearing a Hanbok, a traditional Korean dress.
Guests check out the student-run public purpose marketplace at the festival. Students sold unique items to help charities around the world.
Students break out in dance during the flash mob at the festival.
An Irish dancer from the Butler-Fearon-O’Connor Studio performs at the event.
The crowd watches and cheers as dancers perform on stage.
Members of the Sage Hill Persian Dancers wait to perform on stage.

 

Lynda Zadra fills a dish with clotted cream at the Taste of England booth. The booth also featured English tea, Bangers, and scones.
Whitney Riley, 9, gets her face painted in the Family Activities area of the festival.
The Ane Thanh Lion Dance team performs for the crowd.
The Ane Thanh Lion gets up close and personal with the crowd as they "feed" and pet them.
The Ane Thanh lions danced through the crowd and tried to sneak up on this group.
The Ane Thanh Lion Dance team performs their finale.
A woman invites guests to try a cup of Persian tea.
Mother and daughter Leila and Nellie Hamadani show off their Persian outfits. Nellie performed in the festival's ethnic fashion show.
Sage's Head of School Gordon McNeill's son Gavin McNeill, 4, sits at the entrance of the Ethnic Bazaar.
Girls wait to go on stage to perform.

 

Joy Chang, a junior at Sage Hill School, hands out food at the Taste of Korea booth.
Eve Hawkins, 5, enjoys her snow cone at the festival.
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