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East Union Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

Masks created by 8th grade art students.

East Union Middle School Fine Arts and Spanish classes put on their annual Hispanic Heritage Presentation on October 23, 2014. Students combined their artistic talents and created a showcase that included art work, music, poetry, and dance.

The presentation included over 100 performers and artists from 7th and 8th grade. The 8th grade band (directed by Tim Rancont) played "Tango Mariana" from Argentina, and the 7th and 8th grade combined chorus (directed by Avery McFadden) performed the 2010 World Cup Song "Wave Your Flag". Two theatre
students from Mrs. Florentino's advanced theatre class read the poem "Esto Que Ves" ("This That You See") by Teresa Aburto Uribe.

Mrs. Florentino and Ms. Nelson's classes combined to feature 7th and 8th grade dances from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Spain, Africa, Colombia and Cuba. The final dance was inspired by the 2014 World Cup Video "Bailando". Mrs. Walter's 7th grade students created Latin American Amate “Bark” paintings
and her 8th grade students created Mexican Toua Masks.

Written by: Melody Florentino, drama teacher
Posted: Nov 17, 2014 by Susie Jones

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