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Classes Learn Cultural Dances during Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration photo

Classes Learn Cultural Dances during Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Spanish teacher Ms. Elliott is passionate about her content, her students, and especially her culture. A native of Colombia, South America, Ms. Elliott considers herself an ambassador of Latin Culture. She decided this year to bring as much of it to life in her classroom as she could and committed to make learning fun.

The fun started in early September when her Spanish classes began studying the various types of Latin dances as well as their history. Students learned about instruments, music, routines, and costumes.
On Friday, September 19, Ms. Elliott’s classes were then treated to the real thing. A Latin dance instructor led classes how to dance Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, and more.

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Senior Max Wotell and 18u USA Baseball Team Win Gold in Mexico, Survive Storm photo

Senior Max Wotell and 18u USA Baseball Team Win Gold in Mexico, Survive Storm

Traveling to Mexico, winning a gold medal, and surviving a hurricane don’t seem like three activities that belong together, but they are exactly the order of events that concluded Marvin Ridge senior Max Wotell’s summer.

A three year varsity starter for the Mavericks, Max was selected as a member of the USA Baseball 18u National Team in late August. After training in Houston, the team traveled to La Paz, Mexico to compete in the COPABE 18u Pan American Championship from September 5 through September 14. They would compete against teams from Canada, Cuba, Venezuela, and Mexico. Meanwhile, Hurricane Odile formed off the west coast of Mexico.

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