Spotlighting our Heritage: Celebrate Cape Verde with Burke Families and Students
Burke families & students came together at Restaurant Cesaria to celebrate Cape Verdean heritage in the 1st of the "Spotlighting our Heritage" series, in which different cultures of the student and parent body will be honored through monthly celebrations. Spearheaded by Burke FCOC, Ayesha Rodriguez, a team made up of staff members, Auta Almeida, Adilson Cardoso, Nezi Brito, and Community Outreach Coordinator, Alberto Pina, worked to ensure that students and families enjoyed an evening of delicious food, good music, and fellowship. Students gave excellent performances of dance, essays, poetry and musical compositions. A number of students and parents were recognized for their contributions to academic prosperity. Also Consul General of the Cape Verde, Ms. Mascarenhas, graced the event with powerful words of wisdom and encouragement. A special thanks to Sam Depina and Burke staff members - Ms. Williams, Ms. Watts, and Ms. Depina - for taking the time to support this celebration.
Feb 15, 2009