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WHS celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Mrs. Martinez's Spanish II and III classes celebrated in style! Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated because the Independence days of many Spanish-speaking countries occur in the months of September and October. Each class learned about the importance of music and dance in Hispanic culture when Mrs. Martinez invited two instructors to perform various cultural dances such as the tango and the meringue. Mrs. Martinez even performed a traditional dance from her native country of Chile! Above all, the students enjoyed being taught to salsa dance with each other. Eventually, the boys battled the girls with solo dance routines called “shines”. The day was filled with much laughter and cultural enlightenment. Later in the month, Mrs. Martinez's classes researched the native food of the 22 Spanish-speaking countries. To truly experience their findings, each student was assigned to bring in a dish that represented the diet of one of the countries. With churros, empanadas, and arroz con pollo galore, the students feasted on this worldly buffet. From salsa dancing to stuffing themselves with tres leches cake, this semester's Spanish II and III students thoroughly enjoyed the month's festivities. ¡Qué entretenido es celebrar la cultura!

Written by: Emma Gutt, Junior
Posted: Oct 31, 2011 by Cheryl Edwards

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