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Greenfield Middle School Student Gets Cultural

A young writer lends his talents to Greenfield Patch.

A few days ago, Greenfield Middle School principal Brad Iding sent me an email with an attached article from a student who was "interested in improving his writing while also sharing news about our school with others."

Mark Anthony Jones, a seventh-grader and perhaps a budding journalist, turned in this story about how he and his classmates learned about cultures from around the world.

Thanks for the submission Mark and Brad, and for letting Patch readers know what's happening at the Middle School.

Cultures unite through food

By Mark Anthony Jones

Cultures around the world gather around for a glorious occasion.

In Greenfield Middle School, Rm. 223, Mrs. Melik had students meet to share foods from the culture they are from. Some may ask, "Why?" One student said, “To share foods from different cultures.” Another student said, “To eat.” Others may ask, "How?" The students and the teacher bring in food from their culture.

So, you might ask, "When do they do this?" Siraj said, “We do this every year and it is fun.” Another student, Harman, said “it is a cool thing to do.”

Some of the food there was flan, a desert from Spain and Mexico. It is slippery, yet it had an interesting taste. Another student brought Biryani, a food that had rice, raisins, noodles, chicken and nuts. It had a unique taste to it. An additional food there was from Siberia; it had a spicy quality to it.  

Then some students were asked, "Who does the cooking in their family?" and here are some responses. Siraj said, “The females do the cooking unless you're alone; then you cook for yourself.” Apiwhat said, “Both men and women do the cooking.” Kristina said, “Females do the cooking.” Mrs. Melik said, “Women do the cooking and the baking; men do the outside cooking and the grilling.” 

As you can see, Greenfield Middle school has a unique way to share cultures from around the world.

Greenfield Resident April 05, 2011 at 08:32 PM
Great article, Mark. Really enjoyed it. You are a wonderful example of what is good in Greenfield schools. And David, while I think you are doing a bang-up job, I don't think it will be too long before Mark competes for the editorship!
Lucy Jones April 05, 2011 at 08:52 PM
Mark is going in the right direction, yes! David, Mark has his eye on your job. Mark had a story he submitted during his days at the elementary school. It was full of adventure and friends who were on a journey. Mark always writes in his composition book. I can't wait to read more of what Mark has to share. High Five and Congrats... Lucy J. (GM)
tonyelle lampkin April 07, 2011 at 02:03 PM
Mark anthony Jones is a amazing young man. Not because he is my nephew but if he wasn't he still would be the greatest. Im very proud of him and he will go far. Im proud of you young man. Make your aunt proud. lol . Watch out world there is a new Food Journalist on the way! Watch out News! and get ready

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