Sage Hill’s Baby: The Multicultural Fair

This Year’s Multicultural Fair is like no Other


Sara Hall

KAYPA (Korean American Youth Performing Artists) perform a Korean traditional drum dance at the Multicultural Fair

Yuna Baek and Polina Mogilevsky

Get ready to “travel the world!” The Multicultural Fair, which an annual event held at Sage Hill, will take place today, March 17, 2018 from 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. This event will showcase the many different cultures of the Sage Hill community. The family-friendly event will have an assortment of food, games, activities and performances for each nation/nationality represented.

Some of the performances this year include a Hawaiian performance, Korean Nanta Drums, the Chinese Dragon dance and the Bollywood dance.

The Korean Nanta will be performed, while being led by Stephanie Yang. “This time, we’ve are doing the same [drum performance] as last year. We’ve been practicing during X blocks and on weekends, which takes a lot of effort,” Yang said.

Madison Dao will be performing in the event for the first time. “I am volunteering at the Vietnamese booth, and I will also be playing the guitar for my friend’s Hawaiian performance, Dao said.

The Chinese Dragon dance will be performed alongside with the accompany of traditional Chinese drums.

“For our dragon dance, I am [playing] on the drum. There’s about ten people carrying the dragon, including the dragon ball that leads the dragon,” Annie Tang said.

As a founder of the Photography Club, Tang will also be working at one of the booths are going to be set up. “For the booth, I’m selling calendars, which has pictures taken by Photography Club members,” Tang said. “The profit we make goes to Unbound, a non profit organization that helps people in poverty around the world.”

The Sage Hill community welcomed a new acapella group called the Sweet Adelines earlier this year, led by senior Mackenna Strohmeier.

The acapella group will be “performing a song called ‘Like I’m Going to Lose You’ by Meghan Trainor,” Strohmeier said. “We have been working on this song for about two months”.

“We are going to put a lot emotion into our song and sing our very best” Strohmeier said.

Fellow Sweet Adeline sophomore Kianna Dominick is very excited about her group’s upcoming performance. “We have been working every week during Wednesday lunches for as long as we can,” Dominick said.

She was very calm when asked about her performance.

“[I’m] not really [nervous]. I feel we are almost at where we need to be for the performance, but we’re a really strong group and I’m sure we’re going to get there before the fair,” Dominick said.

Also, be on the lookout for some beloved returners, such as the Bollywood dance, choreographed by sophomore Shreya Chitoori.

Senior Genesis Gonzales dove into details about the Bollywood crew’s bonding during rehearsals.

“We have a lot of fun. We warm up and dance together. We then have little breaks, and we socialize together and learn about the culture,” Gonzales said.

“My biggest takeaway [has been] that I love Indian culture and their [style]”, Gonzales said.

Don’t miss the Multicultural Fair and all it has to offer.  It’s an experience that you’re not going to want to miss!