DHMC Cultural Festival draws record attendance

Photos courtesy of Dearborn Heights Montessori Center. Fifth-grade students Maya Fakih (left) and Dahlia Abraham told visitors about their joint presentation of ancient Greek architecture that was on display in the classroom.

Photos courtesy of Dearborn Heights Montessori Center. Fifth-grade students Maya Fakih (left) and Dahlia Abraham told visitors about their joint presentation of ancient Greek architecture that was on display in the classroom.

HEIGHTS – Students, parents, family members, friends and alumni of Dearborn Heights Montessori Center turned out in record numbers to attend the school’s annual Cultural Festival.

Each year, more than 300 students, at all grade levels, study a different ancient culture. This year’s study featured ancient Greece.

The school’s hallways displayed a variety of artwork including murals, pottery, and much more. Classrooms featured reports and presentations about the culture of ancient Greece including the type of clothes they wore to the type of food they ate, along with architecture, geography, language, music, and more.

Students of all ages, from preschool through eighth grade, were dressed in togas and other Greek attire, to carry out the festival’s theme. During the event, elementary age students performed “The Tale of the Wooden Horse,” to a full house in the school’s auditorium.

Middle schools students hosted “The Acropolis” to provide dinner, refreshments, activities and a selection of gifts and crafts available for purchase.

“While it takes months to prepare for the festival each year, it’s an event that everyone looks forward to,” said Kay Neff, DHMC head of school. “It’s also heartwarming to welcome returning alumni and families who make it an annual tradition to attend.”