SOMERSET, NJ - Central Jersey College Prep hosted its annual Multicultural Night Friday, June 14. 

Parents, educators, and students were treated to an evening of song, dance, fashion and poetry provided by students in the native clothing of the countries they represented.

The entertainment highlighted the cultures of various countries and ethnic groups.  However, the cultural diversity celebrated by this evening’s show is the normal manner of things at CJCP. 

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Earlier in the day, members of the school celebrated multicultural day while in class. Classrooms were decorated to reflect on various countries and cultures. 

Students received passports and were allowed to visit “foreign lands” and receive presentations that provided insight into foreign cultures.

Vice-Principal Fatih Cekit, felt that the environment  “has created an acceptance of cultural differences by the students." 

Dr. Sercan, Chief Education Officer,  offered that “diversity goals are being accomplished and CJCP had adopted a weighted lottery system for admissions.“  

“As the system is used at more grade entry points in the future, diversity will increase," Sercan said. 

Parents and administrators expressed the environment at CJCP  has led and will continue to lead to students and graduates who are accepting of and comfortable with people that are different than them.

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