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WKU providing international outreach at Cumberland Trace Elementary

WKU students, faculty and staff are reaching out to families from as far away as Burundi, Burma (Myanmar), Cuba and Colombia through a program at Cumberland Trace Elementary School.

WKU international students will be educating students and teachers at Cumberland Trace about various customs, clothing, language and cuisine Nov. 29 to Dec. 3.  Bowling Green families can get a taste of the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia while enjoying a parade of flags, talent show, and many other festivities as Cumberland Trace celebrates diversity with its first International Night from 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 2.

While WKU students will only have to commute across town, their international reach will have a lasting impact on the 438 students at Cumberland Trace. The school is home to children from 16 countries and 20 languages.

Although many Cumberland Trace students speak multiple languages, it can be difficult to perform in English, which may be a second, third or fourth language.  Engaging with successful university students excites and inspires elementary students.  International Week is designed to honor the students and families at Cumberland Trace and to help all students think more globally.

For more information, contact Principal Mary Evans, (270) 781-1356 or mary.evans@warren.kyschools.us.

Contact: Kimberly Green, (270) 745-4303.

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