Article by Phoenix writer Grace Garcia ’23:
On October 14, 2021, the Student Life Office hosted a kahoot about Hispanic heritage culture. The event was led by Mrs. Mulligan and Snr. Moncada in the auditorium.
The competition was meant to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which ended on Friday, October 15th. Thirty-eight students entered the auditorium at 3:00 p.m. determined to win either a Chipotle gift card or a Miles Morales (from Into the Spider-Verse) pop figure. The Kahoot! consisted of forty-eight questions that had to do with Hispanic culture. Some questions were: (1) What does the “white stripe” signify in the Mexican flag?, (2) When was the first Hispanic Heritage month celebrated in the United States of America?, and (3) What is the currency in Guatemala?
The competition remained tight until the last couple of questions when the person in first place kept changing. Safe to say, during the last question -, “What is a Latin American soap opera called?”, -everyone was on the edge of their seat. The first-place winner was Adrian Rivera, and he chose a $30 Chipotle gift card as his prize.
Student Life’s new Student Passport Program will host events throughout the year that celebrate other cultures and the heritage of the student body. The Student Passport Program is an initiative that encourages students to attend Student Life Office events. There will be multiple events that commemorate and celebrate many ethnicities represented in our school community. At every event, you will receive a “stamp” or signature acknowledging that you participated or attended the event. At the end of the year, the students who have accumulated the most “stamps” will be eligible to win prizes.
Any student can participate in this program, as long as they attend the events. Snr. Moncada commented, “We’re hoping that the Passport Program will encourage students to go to events to learn about the cultures of their classmates and/or enrich the knowledge they have in their own culture.”