The auditorium at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy was a colorful display of Hispanic culture last month, as students celebrated Latino culture with assemblies on May 1 and 2.
The student-run performances included a celebration of the life of Selena, a Tejano singer in the 1990s; a student performance of music by Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee; traditional folklore dance, and Mexican mariachi music.
The primary organizer of the assembly was Patty Carrera, a PMSA senior. Patty, who performed in the assembly as well, said that she wanted to celebrate Hispanic culture.
"It was a piece of everyone’s culture," she said. "It was an awesome experience seeing everyone on stage all dressed up."
Also helping with the organization of the performances were Mr. Matt Brown, a PMSA music teacher; Ms. Victoria Coriano, a PMSA guidance counselor; and Mr. Omar Orozco, a PMSA fine arts and world languages teacher.
Dr. Bessie Karvelas, principal at PMSA, said that she was proud of Patty and the other students for the work they accomplished.
"It takes initiative and hard work to put on a quality performance that we saw with the Latino Cultural Assembly at PMSA," Dr. Karvelas said. "I am proud of the work that they have done, and I am proud of the leadership that our students exhibited in producing this show."