SCA celebrates International Education Week

December 4, 2013 

Summit Christian Academy recently celebrated International Education Week.

Students and teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade were treated to presentations, an international tea party, international games, and challenged through Global Jeopardy.

“We utilize the SCA international students who enjoy sharing their lives and culture with the SCA students,” said Kathy Tharp, SCA’s international program director. “They put together excellent presentations that they share, not only in the high school, but also with elementary students.”

This is the third year SCA has celebrated International Education Week.

“We believe that an essential component of our students’ education is teaching and training them to understand and value other cultures and gain the global perspective,” said Tharp.

“I spoke to the 4th grade class,” said SCA junior and South Korean student David Chi. “They were patient and engaged in what I shared about South Korea.”

The international program at SCA hosts 21 students from four countries, including Brazil, South Korea, China, and Russia. “The international students bring a lot to the student body and to the classroom. Our teachers are excellent at recognizing teachable moments, as well as creating opportunities to view and discuss global perspectives and issues,” said Tharp.

Photo caption: Students at SCA wearing clothing from India for International Education Week included, from left to right, Palmer Teilborg and Jacob Walden, who wore a traditional lungi, and Anna Butler in a traditional sari.

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