Hickory – On Saturday, October 29th, the International Festival will be held at St. Stephens High School from 11-2 pm.

InternationalFestChallenger Early College High School will be hosting their annual International Festival, a highly anticipated family-friendly event, known for great food and entertainment.

While the event is held at St. Stephen’s High School, it is actually sponsored by Challenger Early College High School. Challenger is the early college high school that is located on the campus of CVCC. It is widely known for its highly diverse student population.
They see it as a fun and incredible way to highlight the diversity within the school. Challenger parents always show up and show out with incredible homemade food (and there are some terrific cooks in this crowd)!

Student performers (including a dance troupe and super-talented singers) also showcase their talents. The show starts at 11:00 a.m. and repeats again at 1:00 p.m.

This is a fun and affordable family outing and one the community has really embraced.

Admission and entertainment are free. Food is priced separately but highly affordable. All in all, this is a really spectacular event you don’t want to miss!
The International Festival is a fundraiser for the PSO (Parent Support Organization), which funds athletics, classroom supplies for teachers and student clubs, teacher appreciation activities, as well as student hardships.

For more information, please visit the International Festival webpage at https://bit.ly/3VXS4R0

St. Stephen’s High School is located at 3205 34th St Dr NE, Hickory, NC 28601.

ABOUT CHALLENGER: Challenger Early College High School is a high school that meets on the campus of CVCC. From the pool of more than 300 students who apply each year, only 100 students are accepted, with consideration given to the level of education attained by their parents, family socioeconomic status, ethnicity population at national and state universities, single-parent home status, and teacher recommendations for success in an accelerated program. We have an incredibly diverse student population. When students complete the program, they will have both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree. For more than 10 years running, the Firebirds top the state and county in academics, attendance, and graduation rate.