For our second Diwali in India, the
school celebrated in similar fashion (see
last year's pictures here). The long garlands of marigolds and other
flowers were strung around, and the rangoli (sand art) was meticulously
displayed. (And, if you look closely, you'll see that we are in the same
outfits as well!)
This year's dance was performed by
middle school students
The play was performed by the superintendant's
daughter (playing the hero Ram), the middle school principal's daughter
(playing his wife Sita), and the high school principal's daughter (playing
the villian Ravana), along with a supporting cast of other students.
The Save the Children foundation located
next door also put on a performance, led by students who were all hearing-impaired.
It was pretty impressive to see how well Hanuman the monkey god and Ram
played their roles!
And of course kids all around the school
were dressed up for the special day. The seventh graders were a very excited
bunch, while Breck's friends looked sharp and Alea even got to perform
for a parents' recital!!