On May 29, more than 50 of our students and teachers participated in the Ithaca Festival Parade. It was the first time the T-S-T BOCES ESL Program had ever marched in this community event. Students and teachers spent three weeks preparing signs and banners, learning computer design and photography skills in the process.
The theme of the 2014 festival was Rhyme and Rhythm. The ESL Program was lucky enough this year to have a student who is a professional rap artist from Senegal, Moustapha Fall of ESKAPE. Students were taught the chorus to his original song entitled, “Peace Around the World.” Everyone sang and called for peace among our many nations as we marched along Cayuga Street. It was an exhilarating and moving event.