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EUMS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage
East Union Middle School held its annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration on October 26th. The presentation featured many students and a few visiting performers who shared music, dances and stories about the Hispanic culture. The 7th and 8th grade combined chorus sang a musical selection named “El Tecolote”. The 7th grade Native Speakers Spanish class performed a varied dance mix to share the different rhythms present in Hispanic celebrations, among these rhythms were “merengue” and a “duranguense”. The 8th grade advanced Theatre class and two musicians from the East Union’s band performed a skit called "La Caballa Blanca", a story of a group of early Americans travelling west in 1852 and encountering Spanish soldiers who are searching for the Ghost Horse. The 7th grade Theatre class recited two poems titled "Hispanic" and "This That You See". The 8th grade Native Speakers Spanish class presented flags and facts from all of the Spanish speaking countries, and our two visiting groups were Virginia Gutierrez singing "Verde Luz" and a professional dance duo performing two traditional dances from Mexico and Spain.
All students and staff members enjoyed the show and learned about the Hispanic culture in this celebration. The related arts teachers organizing the event thank the school administration for their support in making this cultural event possible.
Written by: Yubely Zolke and Melody Florentino
Posted: Nov 02, 2012 by Susie Jones