Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette Matthew Sealey attempts to pick up beans using chopsticks at the Chinese table in order to win fancy chopsticks.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

Matthew Sealey attempts to pick up beans using chopsticks at the Chinese table in order to win fancy chopsticks.

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Leitchfield Campus held their second annual multicultural event Monday and Tuesday to celebrate the cultural diversity within the school and the community.

Monday and Tuesday, students and staff, as well as members of the community, were able to explore the cultures of different countries.

ECTC teachers also offered bonus points for their students who came to the event. The students showed proof of their attendance by collecting stamps from each country featured that were placed in their passports, provided at the event.

There were nine countries featured, including China, Russia, Mexico, Japan, England, The Philippines, Italy, the continent of Africa, and India. Tables were set up by the teachers and staff and this year's theme was Unity in Diversity.

According to ECTC teachers Barry Williams and Mikey Wright, this event gives students and members of the community a chance to learn about different cultures.

"There's more diversity than people expect," said Williams.

According to Williams, the event helps to raise awareness about the campus and it provides activities for the community, while teaching them to appreciate diversity.

Participants were able to listen to other languages, sample food from other countries and learn about different cultures. There were also karate demonstrations, painting demonstrations and Chinese math games. Interested people were also able to learn about the study abroad program.