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Around the world in one afternoon

Leyton fourth graders host annual culture fair


Anthony Ruiz

Riley Golden, 10, put four months into his research of Italy for the Leyton Elementary School's culture fair held Monday in Gurley. The culture fair is a fourth grade project where students learn about a foreign country and present the history, culture and cuisine to teachers, parents and their fellow schoolmates.

Leyton Elementary students took a trip around the world without leaving Gurley, or even the gymnasium, this week as fourth grade students educated their schoolmates on the history, culture and cuisine of a handful of foreign countries in the school's annual culture fair.

"It was a lot of work," 10-year-old Riley Golden said.

Throughout Monday afternoon, students and parents were allowed into the gym to visit the culture fair. Fourth graders lined the walls dressed in costumes representing countries they researched. On a table beside each of them was a poster board containing facts about the...

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