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A Wescott School student crept up behind second-grader Max Barszewski, wrapped her arms around him and didn’t want to let go.
It was a joyful moment. And a sweet one.
“See that girl over there, hugging my son?” Max’s father, Norbert Barszewski — a native of Poland and a co-president of Wescott School’s PTO — said to a bystander in the school’s lunchroom during Westcott International Night Friday, Feb. 28, in Northbrook. “Her mother is Romanian, and her father is Syrian. How’s that for an international moment, right here, at this school?