High School Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

High School Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month photo

Hispanic Heritage Month got off to an energetic start at Amityville Memorial High School as the school hosted a performance by the Sol Y Sombra Spanish Dance Company on Sept. 15. Experienced dancers donned colorful garb and entertained students and teachers, who gathered in the auditorium for the afternoon show.

The program included a folk dance from Spain, the flamenco and the tango. Several students were then invited up on stage to learn and perform traditional Latin dances like the merengue slide. 

The performance was hosted by the Hispanic Heritage Club, under the direction of advisers Elisa Castro and Maria Leon-Pineros. Throughout the month, there will be daily announcements with facts about Latin culture and Hispanic-Americans who have made significant contributions to society.