Highlands Elementary closes Hispanic Heritage Month with a school assembly of celebration


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — There was lots of singing and dancing during an assembly at Highlands Elementary School in Dothan on Thursday. This comes on the next-to-last day of National Hispanic Heritage Month and, naturally, the singing was in Spanish.

All the students at Highlands Elementary have been learning the meaning of Hispanic heritage, as well as the celebration of Mexico and Latin American countries’ independence from Spain.

Throughout September and October, students have learned to make piñatas and how to sing songs in Spanish, while also appreciating Hispanic dances.

“The cultural part of every Spanish country,” Dothan City Schools Teacher Andrea Daugherty said. “I think they are getting it now because the more we talk about it and the more things we do with the students, the more they learn it. So, I want them to learn many things so when they go visit Spanish countries they have an idea of how Spanish culture is.”

Hispanic Heritage has been showcased among students at all Dothan City Schools during National Hispanic Heritage month, which started on September 15 and concludes on October 15.

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