Assembly for Hispanic Heritage Month
On Friday, October 11
, as a part of the new monthly AREYTO (community meeting) schedule, a number of Muniz Academy students took to the auditorium stage and expressed their thoughts and feelings on the themes of
Places of Origin
in artistic ways.
Ms. Alice Viera’s 11
grade SSL Class presented “Chanted Verses” by Jose Marti.
Five students from Ms. Marilu’s 11
grade Humanities class presented original poems in Spanish. One poem “I am from the country of eternal spring” was written by Ashley Martinez about her beloved Guatemala (original version in Spanish).
I am from the country of eternal spring
I am from the country of eternal Spring
Where the National bird is the Quetzal.
Where the weather is neither cold nor hot
Where the trees are always painted a phosphorescent green
I'm from where tortillas are never missing from the table,
Where families always sit at the table
To eat and talk.
I am from where parents teach principles and
Values to their children.
I am from the country where the afternoons are eternal,
Full of love and happiness.
Where anyone can truly let
Their imagination fly.
In this country all people are free.
Free of discrimination
Free of racism
Free from bad vibes.
This beautiful country has made me who I am today.
I am a respectful person
A strong person
A determined person
A person with values
A happy person
And, a caring person towards those who have earned my love.
For me, my country is worth gold.
I not only love the way of life
But also for all the values they have instilled in me
Thank you land of eternal spring,
For your beauty
For your culture
For your people
And, for your values.
I'm from the country that I would never change for anything in this world
I'm from Guatemala.
Spanish Version button above to read the Spanish version)
Ashley Martínez Hernández
Marilú Alvarado-Hernández - Humanities in Spanish Teacher
September 19, 2019