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Sioux City high school students are coming together to celebrate different cultures

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Some Siouxland students are putting down the books to learn about other cultures. It's a citywide high school multicultural fair. On Monday, students from the four Sioux City high schools, East, North, West, and Heelan, highlighted 20 different countries from all seven continents. The annual event brings students together as one to celebrate different cultures.

"Sometimes we just segregate ourselves and we don't get out and learn about others. So this is a safe fun way that we can bring everyone together," said Jill Pearson, multicultural sponsor at North High School.

Students got the chance to see a variety of dances, learn new languages and taste test different foods.

"I've done this for three years now and it's really exciting to see everybody come from different places and learn about everybody's different cultures, cause you get a feel of what they do. It's just like exciting," said Teresa Hernandez, a junior at North High School.

"I learned that they speak 86 languages in Ethiopia and I didn't know that before. I thought there were only two languages," said Falmata Gishe, a senior at North High School.

Each year, the event's location rotates between the four high schools in Sioux City. This year's multicultural fair was hosted by North High.

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