Awty Students Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Awty Students Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

The Student Council, under the leadership of senior Ivan Mangal, has organized a series of grade level assemblies throughout this school year to celebrate Hispanic Heritage.  The first assembly, which took place on Monday, October 29, showcased an excellent performance and presentation by Dr. Omar Herrera-Arizmendi, who has dedicated his life to performing classical music from Latin America and increasing awareness of Latin American composers.

Dr. Herrera-Arizmendi is a proud descendant of Manuel M. Ponce (1882-1948), who is one of Mexico's most important composers.   During his presentation, he explained the diversity of the traditional classical compositions mixed with rhapsodies and melodies from Latin America, and encouraged students to listen to Manuel M. Ponce's work. 

It was a wonderful start to the week for our seniors.