La Fiesta de los Niños” (The Children’s Celebration) at Burnsville Elem.
Hispanic students and their families enjoyed an afternoon of fun, food and music on Saturday, May 24, at Burnsville Elementary School when they celebrated the fourth annual “La Fiesta de los Niños” (The Children’s Celebration). Parents organized and provided delicious traditional Mexican food, music, games and prizes for all to enjoy.
These pictures show students having fun with the piñata as well as Burnsville Elementary School students from the MAGIC, afterschool program, performing dances from their Zumba classes. These classes were made possible thanks to a French Broad Electric Bright Ideas Grant given to 4th grade teacher and Zumba instructor, Erin Tipton.
The Hispanic students graduating from Mountain Heritage High School, Julio Chavez, Gerardo Magana, Kimberly Raygoza, Gabriel Gutierrez, Luis Lemus and Salvador Ortiz and their parents, were also recognized at the Fiesta, along with Dulce Orihuela, the first Hispanic student from Yancey County to graduate with her associate degree and high school diploma from Mayland Early College Program.