Celebrating Languages

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R.C. Murphy Junior High School students and staff celebrated world languages through a series of interactive events during this year’s Foreign Language Week.

Throughout the week, students tested their knowledge of languages during a trivia contest, showcased their creativity as part of a door decorating contest, listened to daily announcements in the three languages studied at Murphy, and visited a traveling mural exhibit. Additionally, the school continued its tradition of hosting cooking and culture classes for fifth- and sixth-grade students. Each of the three classes featured a different foreign language — Italian, French and Spanish — and instructed attendees on how to prepare a native dish from that region.

The week concluded with a celebratory International Night that featured cuisine, music and dance performances from around the world.