(DAYTONA BEACH, FL) March 26, 2012 - Students enrolled in Daytona State College’s School of Modern Languages will demonstrate their skills during a Multicultural Show to be held Friday, March 30, at 2 p.m. on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.

Just prior to show time, Daytona State College President Carol Eaton will host a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicating the newly constructed student commons area located on the ground level of the Education Hall, where the multicultural performances will take place. The event is free and open to the public.

The show, produced by students and their tutors, will feature performances of short, comedic vignettes in Spanish, Portuguese and American Sign Language, as well as musical pieces performed in Spanish, Japanese, Italian and Portuguese.

Among the highlights of the afternoon will be Kristi Scaccia, a nationally recognized pianist and dually enrolled Daytona State and Spruce Creek High School student, who will perform several pieces. The college’s Modern Languages Department currently is conducting a raffle to help send Ms. Scaccia to Europe for a prestigious piano competition. The grand prize is a four-hour fishing trip for two donated by Off-Duty Charters that is valued at $250.

Other raffle prizes include a two-hour limousine ride for up to four people, which has been donated by Sunset Limo, gift certificates to restaurants such as Tia Cori’s, Olive Garden and Rhokkoh’s Frozen Yogurt, and original artwork by Daytona State student Juanda Frazer. Raffle tickets are $1 each or $5 for six and will be available for purchase during the show.  For more information about the raffle, please contact Suzanne Stewart, senior professor of Modern Languages, at (386) 506-3540; email: STEWARS@DaytonaState.edu.

The new student commons area was completed this spring and features a staging area where students can meet for small, open-air activities or social gatherings that are protected by cover.  Its location is adjacent to the courtyard leading to the Lenholt Student Center to the east and the ECHO Clock Tower Plaza to the south. College officials currently are working with students to officially name the new commons area. Dr. Eaton will share her ribbon-cutting duties with Student Government President Catheryne Webb.

For more information, please call (386) 506-4588.