RE's Persian and Arabic Students Association introduced the RE upper school student body to the art of Persian belly dancing during a March 29 assembly at the Lewis Family Auditorium in celebration of the Persian new year, Nowruz. A professional belly dancer and Middle Eastern percussionist performed several dances and succeeded in coaxing several students and Head of School Penny Townsend, Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement Wendell Graham '74 and faculty member Jonathan Scholl to the stage.
The professional dancer, Vanessa Romero, and percussionist, Edwin Mora, drew cheers from the student body, especially when dancing alongside RE's administrators. PASA president Mark Tabet '22, vice president Teymoor Siahpoosh '24 and secretary David Green '22 shared a presentation to kick off the day's celebration.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.