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Grimes School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with special show

Grimes School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with special show

Students and staff at Grimes School received a special and informative presentation on Hispanic Heritage Month by their peers on Thursday, November 16, 2023. The show had various aspects to inform the audience about Hispanic culture such as carnival dancing, poetry in English and Spanish, and more. 

The main act of the performance was the MTV Grimes-Famous Latin Singers show, where presenters went to the mic to teach the audience about different Hispanic singers in genres ranging from jazz to rap. Singers included Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Vincente Fernandez, Bad Bunny, Pitbull, and Juan Luis Guerra.   

“The show is mostly about all the famous Hispanic musicians,” said Blessing Karikari, eighth grade student at Grimes School. “I learned more about them than I thought and most of them wrote my new favorite songs.”  

After learning about Hispanic performers who helped shape and shift the music industry, the audience listened to live jazz music, watched students salsa dance and enjoyed a performance from the English as a New Language (ENL) Chorus Group. At the end of the show, the Hispanic heritage performers thanked all of those who helped make the show possible. 

“It was a team effort,” said Joycelyn Rios, ENL teacher at Grimes. "We created a bulletin board, we did morning announcements, we did the door contest, bulletin board contest, all the little details, it was a team effort, couldn’t have done it without everyone.”  

Grades 6 through 8 will perform in another Hispanic heritage celebration on Friday, November 17.

Performers smiling before show.
Students singing to audience.
Students watching show.
Student and teacher dancing.
Girl dancing.
Carnival Dancer.
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