Last Friday, Chaparral’s foreign language honor societies held Culture Day in the commons from 2:00-4:00 pm. Students had an opportunity to experience different cultures through students who enjoy learning and teaching about them. Avery Muniz, the president of Spanish Honors Society was one of the planners of the event. “It started as a simple suggestion by Lainey Crystal that the officers decided was a great idea, then it grew as we planned which aspects of culture to represent. After that we decided it would be even more awesome to include the other honor societies as well,” Muniz said.
The event was a huge success, with students from language classes visiting and learning many new things about culture. In addition to Spanish Honors Society, Chinese and French Honors Society were also involved. “Our goal is to represent not only Latin american cultures but other countries throughout the world like China and and France as well,” Muniz added. The event included food, art displays, interactive activities, and guest speakers. “I would like to generate respect and appreciation for other cultures around the world by exposing Chap students to aspects of culture they may not know about while also fostering appreciation for diversity. Hopefully, culture day will become an annual tradition for years to come,” Muniz said.
By: Chloe Heffernan