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By Nicholas Louie | July 3, 2008
Tadas Mikuckis, a 16-year old La Cañada High School student with short goldish brown hair, sits quietly across from a visitor. Al, his father, switches on a video of a past Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival in Toronto. Immediately, countless dancers in simple yet ornate costume circle, cross and intertwine to form an elaborate tapestry of shapes. “You need to actually commit to it in your mind to make it a part of your life. Being American doesn’t detract but rather adds a dimension to who we are. We are proud as Americans and proud of our culture,” said Vaida, Tadas’ mother, about the importance of preserving one’s unique ancestral heritage.
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By Nicholas Louie | July 3, 2008
Tadas Mikuckis, a 16-year old La Cañada High School student with short goldish brown hair, sits quietly across from a visitor. Al, his father, switches on a video of a past Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival in Toronto. Immediately, countless dancers in simple yet ornate costume circle, cross and intertwine to form an elaborate tapestry of shapes. “You need to actually commit to it in your mind to make it a part of your life. Being American doesn’t detract but rather adds a dimension to who we are. We are proud as Americans and proud of our culture,” said Vaida, Tadas’ mother, about the importance of preserving one’s unique ancestral heritage.
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