Every year our country celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th – October 15th as a way to recognize the contributions Hispanic and Latin Americans have made to our country. In honor of this, our Spanish teachers, Mrs. Shively and Mr. Otero, developed some wonderful activities throughout the month. These activities included presentations in the classrooms, creative designs of Vejigante masks, and rich discussions about Hispanic culture.
Finally, as a way to unite our school community we hosted our annual Hispanic Celebration Dinner which was a huge success! We had a standing room audience with well over 300 people in attendance. The dinner celebration included student presenters, individual singing performances, and inspirational dancing by Esencia Boricua Cultural de Lorain, and Alma de Mexico. To conclude the evening, Cleveland Clinic Systems Analyst, Emmy Reyes spoke eloquently about the importance of culture and how it makes a positive impact on our communities. Overall, it was an unforgettable evening that celebrated the rich history of Hispanic Heritage! Special thanks to Mrs. Shively, Mr. Otero, Mrs. Cakez, and Mrs. Massa for all their efforts!