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(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS held its first Hispanic Heritage Month festival during all lunches on Friday. The migrant education program, the gifted program, and dual language teachers hosted the event to celebrate diversity at LRHS.
The event showcased tables featuring posters, flags, and samples of cultural food from all the Hispanic countries. Students and teachers from foreign language classes and the migrant education program volunteered to bring the event to life.
Resource specialist for migrant education Bertha Salazar worked with the district to host the festival at LRHS.
“We want to bring awareness to diversity at our school,” said Salazar.
Salazar said that Hispanic Heritage Month will be celebrated at other schools throughout the district as well.
Junior Jaime Gutierrez helped run the event by providing visitors with snacks from El Salvador and providing information about the country.
“I’m from El Salvador and I wanted to represent my country,” said Gutierrez. “It shows that LRHS promotes diversity.”
The migrant education program looks forward to more involvement in Hispanic Heritage Month in the future.