By CHITHRA SUBRAMONIAN, junior
On Friday, December 19, the Spanish Honor Society (SHH) held their annual Christmas party, Navidad, which celebrated both Christmas and Spanish culture. As students walked into the cafeteria, they were greeted with the sounds of traditional salsa music and the scents of authentic Spanish dishes such as paella, empanadas, and burritos. Advisor Señora Martinez remarked, “Navidad is a great time to share Spanish culture and invite students to come and enjoy the spirit of the holiday.” She kicked off the event by dancing the salsa and was soon joined by more and more students on the dance floor. Together, they danced to a variety of Latin songs and party favorites, such as the Cha-Cha Slide.
The party’s success could be credited mainly to the SHH Executive Board, who planned out the event and served food to their fellow students. Towards the end of the night, the members thanked all the students who had attended the event and gifted Señora Martinez with a bracelet to thank her for the dedication and hard work she displays as an advisor. Senior board member Tanya Banerjee commented, “The students involved really helped us a lot by making decorations, posters, and selling tickets. Thanks to them we were able to have a great turnout!”
The celebration ended on a high note, with many Spanish Honor Society members staying behind to help clean up and take pictures by the Christmas tree. Junior Nili Patel reflected, “The event was a great way to celebrate Christmas with my friends. I had a fantastic time trying out some dishes I had never had before, and I even got to salsa with Señora Martinez!” Navidad was both an exposure to a rich and vibrant culture and a great way to end the year.