On Friday, September 22, students Antonella Ortega ’24, Kassy Patino ’25, and Angie Ramos ’24 – members of the MBS Hispanic and Latina/o/x Affinity Group – led a presentation at All-School Meeting about Hispanic Heritage Month before talented freshman Carolis Espinal Volquez ’27 performed a song by Selena.
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually in the United States from September 15 – October 15, recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.
The students spoke about the history of the month-long celebration and also introduced a fundraiser that the MBS will hold for The Pulsera Project from September 26 – October 6. The Pulsera Project is a nonprofit organization that educates, empowers, and connects Central American artists with students in more than 3,400 U.S. schools through the sale of colorful handwoven bracelets, or "pulseras" in Spanish. Starting on Tuesday, Pulsera bracelets will be sold during Middle School recess and the lunch periods. Proceeds from Pulsera sales are invested in Central American communities.
The students also spoke about the School’s second annual Culture Fest event, which will be held on Friday, October 27. Look for details in MBS Monday.