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Falcon Creek students promote equity and fun at community event

FCMSStudents at Falcon Creek Middle School will be sharing something very special this Friday: their cultures.

At the Falcon Creek Block Party, students will host booths, share cultural activities and a celebration of the diverse community of the school. Three of the students who are participating shared some of their thoughts on why this event matters so much to them and why equity is something they are passionate about.

Seventh-grader Mohammad Sus and a group of students will be hosting a booth about the culture of North Africa and the Middle East. Sus believes this event will be an important way to show different cultures and represent the diversity of Falcon Creek. He defines equity as the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people.

“I am hopeful for the people coming for the fun and food, but more importantly, I am hopeful they will have a chance to get rid of many stereotypes of the cultures that will be represented,” Sus explained. “Equity is an important part of treating everyone with respect.”

Aman Shimelis, another seventh-grader at Falcon Creek, is helping lead the 3-point shooting contest station and is hopeful people will come to meet new people and have a positive experience.

“Equity matters because if you don't treat someone like a human or with respect they will grow in life thinking they are a failure,” Shimelis shared.

Seventh-grader Winner Malongo, who will be helping a Falcon Creek teacher lead an activity on building and launching rockets, is excited to share his pride in his school.

“I want to show people that Falcon Creek is a school that helps you bring out your creativity and encourages you to do things you didn’t know you could do,” shared Malongo.

The Falcon Creek Block party will take place at the school starting at 5:30 p.m. and will include food, games and additional activities such as origami lessons, astronomy, hip-hop dance and more.


Posted 5/2/22.