Right: Students try eating yakisoba with chopsticks. Yakisoba, one of many international treats that were available for tasting, is a common street food in Japan consisting of thin wheat noodles, cabbage, onions, mung bean sprouts, carrots and soy-based sauce.
Walnut Springs Middle School was a busy place on Thursday evening, January 18. The building hosted Walnutpalooza and an International Festival that featured academic displays in the Center for Inspiration, a basketball game in the gym, club displays, and a performance by the jazz band. A Kahoot trivia game and Walnut Bingo were also available to play. In addition, Walnut celebrated the diversity of the school by creating country displays in seminar classes, which were exhibited in the cafeteria, where food samples from around the world were available for tasting.
Organizers expressed appreciation to the Walnut Springs PTSA and Student Council for donating goods, and to Kim Beracierto for obtaining a Bette Marschall grant to make this event possible.