Ms. Obregon’s Spanish Students Recognize "Dia de los Muertos"

Students stand behind projects displayed on a library shelf.In honor of "Dia de los Muertos", Ms. Dalia Obregon’s seventh-grade Spanish Exploratory students at Damascus Middle School made altars in memory of special people or pets in their lives. Creating these altars is a tradition in Mexico and is a way of showing care and devotion to those who have passed away.

Levi P. and Dominick R. both honored their grandfathers; Jessica L., somewhat of a comedian herself, remembered Robin Williams; and Chase J., Maddie M., Maggie O., and Brandon P. each showed devotion to pets that are no longer with them. Just as these altars are put on display in homes in Mexico, the altars created by Ms. Obregon’s students are being displayed in the library.

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Valerie Cox