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Culture & Arts Fest at CHS a success

Sahil Patel and Regina Hunsinger


Clinton Public School District

Dr. Tim Martin, Superintendent

(601) 924-7533

Media contact: Sandi Beason


CHS celebrates diversity at Culture & Arts Fest


CLINTON — A student-led event at Clinton High School celebrated the diversity and talent of students.

The CHS Culture & Arts Fest was held from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 26 in the school cafeteria. It was open to all CHS students and the public.

“We had several student clubs sponsor this event, including National Art Honor Society, Cultural Awareness Society, Poetry Club and Thespian Troupe 7314 of the National Thespian Society,” said event co-organizer and CHS student Regina Hunsinger. Her classmate Sahil Patel also organized the event.

The event included a poetry slam, musical and theatrical performances and an art gallery. Seniors Lily Even and Eryka Greene were MCs for the evening.

“We celebrated the varying cultures of our students by putting up an artifact museum and holding a multicultural fashion show, in which students represented different countries with each’s style of clothing,” she said.

Students also provided food for the event, including special dishes from India, Jamaica, Mexico and other countries.

“With beautiful décor and amazing performances, the event ended up being a total success and we are very excited to see what talents are in store for the 2019 Culture & Arts Fest,” Regina said.


Artifacts from different cultures were on display


Student participants and contributions included:


Poet​ry Slam:​

William Campbell, “The True Heaven”
Kaitlyn File, “What Did I Ever Do To You?”
Ruby Lanford, “Snowman”
Deserae Martin, “Alone”
Zada Perry, “That’s Just Me”
Audrey Pilgrim, “A Woman's Body”
Axayla Washington, “You Are Love”
Calvert White, “Untitled”


​Musical & Theatrical Performances:

Erin Bynum – Flute, "Etude in E Minor" by Franz Wilhelm Ferling
Joshua Collins – Piano, "Prelude in B Minor" by Unknown
Regina Hunsinger – Euphonium, "Adagio Cantabile in Ab Major" by Duhem
Paul McCall and Tyrie Pegues – Original Song, "Break My Heart"
O’Matrianna McDaniel – Vocalist​,  "Too Good At Goodbyes" by Sam Smith
Milanna Terrell-Lewis – Vocalist, Cover of "Gravity" by Sara Bareilles 
Arnese Tyler – Monologue, "Emotional Distress" from an original play
Camea Dixon – Dancer, Contemporary Performance of "Body Love"


​Multicultural Fashion Show:

Nataly Camacho, Mexico
Bria Carbo, India
Christian Cudo, Africa
Braxton Davis, Japan
Lily Even, Malaysia
Morgan Harris, Nigeria
Morgan Goins, Saudi Arabia
Ciedarius Jacobs, Africa
Jada January, India
Karam Kaur, India

​Sherri Ottis, Japan

Sahil Patel, India
Katelyn Rodriguez, Dubai
Quynh Van, Vietnam

​Dina Wells, Uganda


​Art Gallery:

Jade Bland

Breanna Brewer​

Keyuante Brown
Emmanuel Burnett

​Kylie Dowd

Austin Espino​

Isakiel Griffin
Regina Hunsinger

​Rebecca Jenkins​

Alice Jones
Ruby Lanford
Mara Miller
Nathan Moore
Madelyne Palmine
Sahil Patel
Katelyn Rodriguez​
​TaVonya Stewart

Chance Thornton
Savannah Valkyrie
Niajah Womack