Students celebrate diversity at an evening of equity and excellence


Chesney Wargo

Students participated in the Pursuing Equity, Exuding Excellence event on Feb. 24 to devote time to celebrating the uniqueness of each other’s interests. Many clubs and organizations took part in performing and running the evening, such as Improv Club, Art Club, Indian Student Association, and Girls Who Code.

Students and teachers valued the night of equity and excellence because it went to all extremities to highlight the extent of diversity the school holds.

Each club was tasked to present what equity means in our community through creative projects, art, interactive displays, and performances. “It gave kids and clubs a voice to express their differences. It really showed the importance of community togetherness,” junior Mansi Peesapati said.

The first half of the event featured art explaining equity from students point of view. The second half of the evening, held in the auditorium, had feature presentations including an Indian inspired fashion show and dance from the Indian Student Association, and a segment from the student produced play “Make a Scene” from the theater department.

“The night was so well run and entertaining. I enjoyed both participating in a performance and watching all of them,” Peesapati said.

One part of the finale was run by math teacher Natalie Johnson’s students. “We did a clapping and special talent compilation performance that I think the audience really enjoyed,” Peesapati said.

“It’s insane how much diversity there is in this school. I’m glad we can all celebrate the end of the Metea LIFE statement and I’d definitely do something like this again. I hope other people feel the same,” Peesapati added.