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History in the making

Students involved in extracurriculars work to spread the facts about Hispanic heritage
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Junior Gabriela Witmer (left) and senior Zoe Dykes (right) spend their lunch hour manning the SHH’s trivia booth. “We have some tabs here with trivia questions about hispanic history,” Witmer said. “If you get one right, you get a piece of candy.”

Friday, September 15, 2023, officially marked the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. The festivities are planned to continue until October 15, before coming to a close. This, however, doesn’t mark the end of the Sociedada Hispanica Honoraria’s celebration of the culture.

The society of students spends the whole school year learning about Hispanic culture, but this year is the first time they’ve put on something special for Hispanic Heritage Month

“It is always important to recognize Hispanic heritage,” senior and SHH Presidente Taylor Hansen said. “I feel like we tend to forget to recognize cultures that aren’t our own.”

The SHH has a number of interactive learning opportunities around the school, including a fun fact and trivia table. 

“We made a Google form asking people to research some questions and fun facts,” Hansen said. “We as officers sifted through and made some little tabs that students could look through during their lunch block at our trivia table.”

The Sociedada Hispanica Honoraria isn’t the only team celebrating for the holidays.

“We do fundraisers and volunteering,” senior and Justice and Diversity League member Madison Rhodes said. “We also put up posters and promote media like books, shows, and movies that have related themes.”

The JDL has taken this opportunity to design a large tapestry highlighting many important and influential Hispanic individuals of the past and present. The poster is hanging over the bulletin board just outside of the library’s entrance, a constant reminder of the sacrifices made and battles won by the Hispanic community as a whole.

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Alex Elgert, Staff Reporter
Alex is a sophomore at MWHS. He enjoys reviewing entertainment media, like music, movies, plays, and books. This is his first year in the CATalyst staff.

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