Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Every year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and all that Hispanic culture has contributed to America.

This year, IMPACT worked to celebrate Hispanic culture with a whole day of celebration.

“This year, IMPACT really wanted to actually do events and things because we haven’t done as much in the past and Darlington is home to a diverse group of people and we just want to shine a light on our Hispanic students today because we are in the middle of┬áHispanic Heritage Month,” junior Marissa Joseph said.

The festivities kicked off with dancing in the cove during office hours, where many students were seen dancing along to Latin music.

“It’s really great to be able to connect with different cultures and immerse ourselves into different dances. It’s also really funny because none of us can do them well,” senior Caroline Cordell said.

The day also included a scavenger hunt around the school where students had to find pictures of important figures in Hispanic/Latino culture, identify them and take a selfie with them. The winner received a $30 gift card to Las Palmas.

“I’ve never had Las Palmas before and I really wanted to try it, so I just decided to do the scavenger hunt to see if I could win. It was a lot of fun,” senior Kahjae Douglas said.

The day-long festivities helped to inform many students about Hispanic culture and helped to bring some of their culture to Darlington.

We have so many kids from Spain and South America who are so far from home,” Joseph said, “but I think today made them feel like Darlington is their home too.”