By Eva Thach
CCC Journalism Program

BLACKWOOD – Culture at Camden County College was on full display at International Day on April 18 and a fashion show was a highlight of the event.

Ayesha Sharmeen struts down the runway at International Day. By Eva Thach, CCC Journalism Program

Ayesha Sharmeen struts down the runway at International Day. By Eva Thach, CCC Journalism Program

About 100 students attended International Day and about half of them gathered to cheer the multicultural clothing that was represented in the fashion show. About 16 students participated in the fashion show.

Students Ayesha Sharmeen and Kaur Harleem represented their culture of India at the fashion show. Sharmeen and Harleem wore attire that is normally worn to special occasions and birthday parties. Sharmeen flaunted in a gold, red and green dress made of anarkali with accessories such as gold earrings, bangles and rings that came from India. Harleem dazzled in a traditional green and white dress that is normally worn on a day-to-day basis.

ChiChi Nwanosike, a native of Nigeria, wore a coordinating ensemble called nkara, which is a black blouse and a paisley pattern skirt with a matching scarf wrapped around the head.

Jessie Orlando, director of the International Club, wore attire that presented images of international countries. He wears it every year to the event.

Soufiane Ellamte, president of the International Club, wore attire for Morocco. He wore a white and brown accustomed attire made of silk called jalaba that is worn at special events and religious holidays.

Sara Fletched strutted down the runway in her laced spring green, white and red modern dress that represented the colors of the Mexican flag.

Zach Brooks wore a Philadelphia Phillies shirt with blue jeans and white sneakers. He showed his pride in America by waving the American flag.

“We are proud of the young students with continuing their education at Camden County College,” said Kathryn L’Esperance, adviser of the International Club.

Students who are interested in joining next year for International Day can contact L’Esperance at 856-227-7200, ext. 4543.

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