Hundreds gather at SCA for International festival

May 8, 2013 

More than 400 individuals from Summit Christian Academy and the community were part of the first annual SCA International Festival recently held at SCA.

The Lee’s Summit Human Relations Commission served as one of the sponsors of the community-wide event that also included members from the Kansas City Mayor’s Ethnic Enrichment Commission.

Attendees traveled the continents, experienced music, art, games and sampled food from more than 30 countries around the world. SCA elementary and secondary students and volunteers from the Mayor’s Ethnic Enrichment Commission presented live entertainment.

“I am so pleased with the success of the first International Festival,” said SCA International Program Director Kathy Tharp. “It is wonderful to bring the experiences, tastes, and sounds of other countries to Lee’s Summit for the community to experience. Not only did the International Festival help to educate those who attended, but it united Lee’s Summit with the world.”

Photo Caption: Emmanuel Ngomsi, chairman for the Lee’s Summit Human Relations, and diversity trainer, helps with an African game in the Games Around the World room at the SCA International Festival.

Photo Caption 2: A dancer from the Kansas City Mayor’s Ethnic Enrichment Commission performs an Indian Folk Dance at the first annual International Festival held recently at Summit Christian Academy.

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