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Miss International Celebrates and Promotes Cultural Diversity with Baltimore Area Elementary Students
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Miss International 2011 Ciji Dodds will visit with students and families at The Watson Hall School in Baltimore, Maryland as they kick off the new year with their inaugural “International Night – Celebrating Cultural Diversity” event.  The event, which brings highlights the cultural similarities and differences of cultures around the world will take place at the school, 5820 Edmondson Ave. Baltimore, MMD 21228, on Thursday, January 12 from 5 – 7 p.m. Admittance to “International Night” is free and open to the public who will enjoy cultural displays, presentations, food and the arts from numerous countries – many presented by current school families.  Perspective parents and families, interested in enrolling their children in the school, are encouraged to attend.

Miss International 2011, who represented Maryland in the competition, won the title this past July in Chicago Illinois. As Miss Maryland International, she was named an official ambassador for First Book, a national non-profit organization providing books and grants to schools and organizations. As Miss International 2011, she has continued this partnership and has worked to bring books and reading rooms to children across the country.  To date, in connection with First Book, she has organized a virtual book fair that has provided more than 500 preschool and elementary school children with their very own books.  She also partnered with Reach Out and Read to establish reading areas in local hospitals providing families with a fun diversion from the real purpose of the visit. A graduate of Howard University School of Law and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Ciji knows and values the importance of education and exposure beginning at an early age.

 

Andrea Pyatt-Johnson, Administrator, explains the importance of holding this awareness event for the students saying “Our goal is to build lifelong learners. It is important for our children to understand and appreciate their role in the global community”. The Watson Hall School is a privately owned educational program located in the Catonsville Community. Founded in 2009 and located inside the Christian Temple Church, the main objective is to provide a quality Montessori program that it’s accessible to all families.

 

To request Miss International 2011, Ciji Dodds, for an appearance, speaking engagement, modeling opportunity or to assist at your community event, please contact Deanna McCray James at 443-472-3602 or deanna@madisondonovangroup.com.   Media or press inquiries for Miss International should be directed to pageants@madisondonovangroup.com. Media or press inquiries for the Watson Hall School should be directed to Andrea Pyatt-Watson at apyatt-johnson@watsonhall.org or 410-412-4778

 


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Written on Thursday, 12 January 2012 15:55 by Baltimoreblack.com

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