2019 Just World Festival brings community together

The annual Just World Festival hosted by the Just World Interact Club took place after school on March 8. The festival showcased multiple cultures and advocated for various issues through food, games, presentations and more.

Multiple local organizations had booths at the festival where they showcased various goods and items. A number of school clubs including the French Honor Society, Green Atoms Environmental Club and Arabic Club also had booths at the festival.

Attendees were able to plant seeds with the Green Atoms and receive henna tattoos from Arabic Club members.

“It was an amazing opportunity to see all of the groups that were helping make a difference in our community,” junior Brooke Fekru said.

Additionally, there were multiple guest speakers featured at the event including two candidates for school board and Virginia State Senator, Dave Marsden.

“My favorite part of the festival was actually seeing all of our hard work and planning come together,” senior Co-President of Just World Emma Kliewer said. “I felt proud of what we had accomplished together in only a short period of time.”