Quitman Elementary students learn Mardi Gras origins

| February 17, 2016

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QUITMAN- Ms. Chardonnay Watson, Education Talent Search (ETS) Coordinator from Valdosta State University, visited the Brooks County Middle School ECHOES 21st CCLCP afterschool students at Brooks County High School.

She presented a program about Mardi Gras and the King Cake. She spoke with students about the origin of Mardi Gras and the King Cake. She spoke with the students about the meaning of the Mardi Gras celebration and why it is celebrated. She also explained what “Fat Tuesday” was.

The students participated in an informal “Fat Tuesday” celebration complete with a King Cake. Ms. Watson visits both schools monthly to meet with all of the ECHOES students. She present programs about continuing their education, goal setting, career choices, and about the ETS program.

The ETS program provides field trip opportunities for the students through ECHOES and during the summer. She also enlightens the students on other topics, such as Mardi Gras, that they normally would not be exposed to during the school day.

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