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Danbury High School     43 Clapboard Ridge Road Danbury, CT 06811     (203) 797-4800

The Hatters' Herald

Danbury High School     43 Clapboard Ridge Road Danbury, CT 06811     (203) 797-4800

The Hatters' Herald

Embracing Diversity: Enriching School Environments

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When stepping into any school, academy, or classroom, one encounters people of varying heights, colors, and ethnicities. What isn’t immediately visible, however, is how these diverse ethnicities impact the school environment.

 

The presence of diverse ethnicities in a school setting brings with it a rich mixture of cultures, traditions, and perspectives. This diversity fosters a more inclusive and tolerant atmosphere, enabling students to learn from each other’s experiences and broaden their understanding of the world. Additionally, it prepares students for a globalized society where interacting with individuals from diverse backgrounds is increasingly vital.

 

In a high school with over 3,000 students and approximately 300 staff members, it’s a significant challenge for everyone to feel included and understood by their peers. Nevertheless, when a student’s background is even partially known by the school and its teachers, they become more intertwined with the school community as a whole. Junior Kahlil Van Wright expressed, “If you can see your culture being reflected in the environment you’re learning in… you would automatically want to learn more and feel more connected to the school.”

 

This sense of connection and belonging can lead to heightened engagement and motivation among students. When students feel that their cultural backgrounds are recognized and appreciated, they are more inclined to actively participate in the classroom, collaborate with their peers, and take ownership of their education.

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Lexie Naber, Staff Writer
Hi! My name is Lexie Naber, I am a junior at Danbury High school. This is my first year writing for the schools newspaper and I am excited to write about my interests involving the school. I joined this course to get a chance to venture out and explore writing about my interests. In the future I would love to pursue psychology but I would also like to keep my options open. I am looking forward to writing stories and having a great year at the Hatters Herald!

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    Rita FanekDec 1, 2023 at 10:25 am

    Points well made! Excellent article, Lexie!

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    Sandi FanekNov 30, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    Excellent article. Well said Lexie!

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    Samantha AbrahamNov 30, 2023 at 3:13 pm

    Great read. Growing up with a unique culture feeling understood was very important. This article makes it clear how important it is in a school environment

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    Sumer NaberNov 30, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    Great article. Embracing diversity in schools enriches a students educational experience. It also prepares them the real world because understanding and appreciating differences are crucial for success.

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    JoeNov 30, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    Excellent read…there was a sense feeling at home when you are at school and this gives me a sense of reassurance as a parent!

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