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CHS Junior - Student Columnist
By Stephanie Madden

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Festival Time

It is about time we learn more about other countries, and there is no better way to achieve that than attending the upcoming International Festival. I have been laboring for the past few months over my booth for the festival and I guarantee it will be wonderful. I took a brief break during homecoming to relax, but I have now re-entered the realm of planning and paperwork.

October and November are possibly the busiest months in a seniorís life. A word to the wise; limit your activities and social plans because they will take a back seat in your senior year. When I visited Ireland this past summer I began to gather information and packages about Irish culture for my Gold Award. My project transformed into my booth for the International Festival near the end of the summer. Although I will not have Irish food there, I will have some tasty packaged mints.

As well as snack, the Irish booth will be providing a local Irish model and a performance by two Irish dancers. It was really difficult at first to gather information to host something Irish in Sugar Land. Luckily, Mrs. Brown introduced me to the right people and got me right on track for my Gold Award.

There are going to be lots of other countries there, hosted by hard working citizens, and volunteers. I have been attending the practices for the fashion show and some of the costumes are really impressive. Our models all have their top model walk ready to wow the crowd at the fashion show. I know a lot of you may be disappointed that I will not be performing an Irish dance, but I will be cheering on all the performers.

Working with the Fort Bend Education Foundation has been a completely new experience for me. It is pretty neat to see the inner workings of the festival and help plan it. A lot of the events that are set up around town could not happen without the work of volunteers, and you can never have enough, usually.

Come out to the Festival November 8, and support your local junior columnist in her latest endeavor. I hope everyone stays busy and enjoys the week!


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