Annandale High School students involved in organizations aimed at making the world a better place showcased a variety of initiatives promoting environmental activism, social justice, and cultural understanding at the 10th annual Just Word Festival Feb. 27.
|The Bag Monster, a.k.a. Annandale High School junior Ismail Ahmad, is wearing 500 plastic bags to show the amount of wasteful bags used by the average shopper every year.|
The event included food from various countries; free trade items for sale; a keynote speech by at-large school board member Ryan McElveen; a Mariachi band and other international entertainment; and workshops on the challenges of immigration, the Just Ask teen sex trafficking prevention program, Rotary International’s projects in India, and other topics.
|Members of the AHS Interact Club with Rotary Club members.|
Just World is put on by Annandale High School’s Just World Interact Club, which is sponsored by the Annandale Rotary Club.
|Laila Said and Tho Tran, members of the Math Honors Society, host a pie-eating contest where contestants also have to know about pi.|
|Members of the Asian Americans Lead Club, from the left: Juan Carbajal, Calvin Huyun, and Sabasramsu Prabhakar.|
|Sophia Mohamed (right) shows off her hand decorated by henna artist Hajra Khan. Both are seniors at Annandale.|