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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Annandale High School students show they care at Just World Festival

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.

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