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The Lower School at MSA celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with various foods, art, and dance from Hispanic countries around the world.

The Lower School at Manhattan Star Academy (MSA) had a month-long celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15. The school made sure that all staff and students were able to participate in the festivities.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual celebration that recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

The students decorated the school with their art which included colored flags from different Hispanic countries, Mexican mirrors, and artwork by Frida Kahlo.

There was food, music, raffles, and games throughout the month. Other highlights included a dessert sampling, Hispanic karaoke, and a coffee station in the morning for all to enjoy.

“The event brought us all together and we were able to learn about everyone’s background,” said Shaquell Girdner, Teachers Aide Supervisor at MSA and one of the organizers of the event. “We love how inclusive the school is and how there are so many great opportunities for everyone to show their culture and take pride in it.”