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Sallas Mahone Elementary celebrates cultural diversity

Students performed a traditional Japanese dance during the program Students performed a traditional Japanese dance during the program
Ginger Fraley Ginger Fraley
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

?A Valdosta elementary school celebrated the diverse culture at their school Friday morning.

12 different languages are spoken by students at Sallas Mahone, so Friday the school organized a performance for students which included music and dances that represented the 12 different countries. The program's coordinator said the program is designed to entertain students, but it's also designed to help them learn.

"America is a big melting pot. We want to celebrate that and we want students to know that it's okay to be unique and it's okay to be different," said Ginger Fraley, ESOL teacher at Sallas Mahone Elementary.

Fraley said she plans to hold another multicultural celebration event next year.

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