News Release: A Taste of Africa at DuVal High School

News Release: A Taste of Africa at DuVal High School

June 11, 2014
For Immediate Release
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The DuVal High School French Club and the National French Honor Society presented A Taste of Africa on May 9. The annual event celebrates the diversity of DuVal through music, dance, food, and fashion, and raises money for charity. Students, staff, and members of the local community enjoyed a fun- and culture-filled evening. In its 10th year, the 2014 program honored the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela. $2,400 has been donated to the Heifer Foundation to support health and education programs for women in Africa.

DuVal Taste of Africa

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Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.