Our celebration of the International Day of the Girl, on October 9, was truly a wonderful day at Trinity Hall. The day expanded our students’ worldview by highlighting some unique cultural traditions from around the world. We opened with a prayer for “our sisters around the world,” led by Sister Mariann, and watched a clip of Malala Yousafzai speaking at the United Nations. Next came morning workshops in Indian culture, Latin dance, global games, Irish step dance, and Korean 101. There was cultural cuisine, music, and two workshops devoted to each one. Following an international feast, we enjoyed two guest speakers. Vijay Kumar, an engineer at Bell Labs, shared his experience immigrating from India to the United States, his international humanitarian work, and his hobby of climbing mountains, including Kilimanjaro. Jennifer Burden, founder and CEO of worldmomsblog.com, talked about human rights, social good, and the power of being a woman. We ended the day with the global Cardboard Challenge – each advisory group was asked to create a game or toy from recycled products (cardboard boxes, cereal boxes, left-over material etc.) Congratulations to advisory group 11, winners of the Challenge – and thank you to Mrs. Sciarrillo, who declared everyone else runners-up and treated us to ice cream.