GHS students celebrate Hispanic heritage


GRAFTON—Grafton High School’s Spanish program has been celebrating El Mes De La Herencia Hispana, a month honoring the culture and contributions made by Hispanic Americans. 

This celebration began September 15 and continued through October 15. 

Spanish teachers, Sra. Skaggs and Srta. Romine, began their classroom activity itinerary with an introduction to the significance of Hispanic Heritage Month and shared with their students a schedule of upcoming classroom activities that fall upon on dates Hispanic countries celebrate their independence.

The schedule includes visits from guests, Hytia Nisivoccia from Venezuela and Soledad Lanhan from Mexico, who both engaged students in the Spanish culture through making authentic tortillas and teaching traditional hispanic dances. These activities not only added excitement to an average school day but also allowed students to practice Spanish with a native speaker.

Students had the opportunity to participate in more activities such as these during the month celebration and were able to share knowledge with their parents during the event, taco Tuesday but on a Monday. 

With student participation, Parents were able to spend an evening listening to Columbian music, eating hispanic food, and watching a fashion show involving students who modeled tradition hispanic clothing. The night gave parents an insight of what their children are learning and showed opportunities given through Grafton High School’s Spanish Program.  

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