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Gurnee students celebrate Hispanic Heritage

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  • Alberto Lozano dances with Ashley Aban as the fifth-grade class performs the "Santa Rita" dance during the Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Thursday at Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth. More than 300 people were entertained at the Gurnee School District 56 event.

      Alberto Lozano dances with Ashley Aban as the fifth-grade class performs the "Santa Rita" dance during the Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Thursday at Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth. More than 300 people were entertained at the Gurnee School District 56 event.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Members of Ballet Folklórico Tayahua dance during the Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Thursday at Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth.

      Members of Ballet Folklórico Tayahua dance during the Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Thursday at Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
By Gilbert R. Boucher II
gboucher@dailyherald.com

Students, parents and school faculty joined in the spirit of the Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Thursday evening at Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth.

Students from four schools in Gurnee School District 56 participated in the celebration by marching in the parade of flags and leading audience members in the Mexican hat dance and the Macarena.

Native-speaking students presented a video they created in Spanish class, and there was a performance from a local dance troupe, Ballet Folklórico Tayahua.

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