Article by Phoenix writer Lauren DeRiggi ’24
On Monday, December 13, the Kellenberg Memorial One Heart One Mind Many Cultures Club hosted a cultural cookie exchange where students had the opportunity to share their Christmas traditions and desserts.
Over 40 students baked and brought in cookies from all over the world, including but not limited to Haiti, El Salvador, and Italy. The participants also brought in recipe cards so other people could make the cookies on their own. To follow COVID-19 protocols, all desserts were individually wrapped and students were given gift boxes to take extra cookies home with them.
The cookie exchange allowed students to learn about new family traditions while enabling them to embrace their own. Traditions, culture, and food unify so many people and families, a living exhibition of Kellenberg’s “One Heart, One Mind” motto. This was a unique opportunity for students to learn more about their classmates while also being together and having fun before the holidays.
The KMHS One Heart One Mind Many Cultures Club is a new club sponsored by the Student Life Office where students gather to embrace their cultures and learn about new ones. Since Kellenberg students and faculty come from a wide range of backgrounds, it is important to share traditions with others and get the opportunity to learn about their cultures in turn.