Spanish Honor Society hosts annual World Food Festival

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The Spanish Honor Society (SHS) held their annual World Food Festival Feb. 29 in the Student Center, uniting food enthusiasts from diverse cultural backgrounds. 

“We are celebrating the cultural diversity of our school. We have different cultures from definitely over 20 countries – probably over 50,” SHS advisor Sra. Iris Castro said.  “So we are celebrating that – our cultural diversity – and how well we get along.”

Altogether, students – who were either encouraged by their foreign language teachers to engage or are a part of SHS – contributed over 120 dishes from all over the world. Each student who brought food was allowed to enter without a fee; students who simply wanted to participate but did not bring a dish could pay the $10 entry fee. 

“Everything here is so rich. You see this whole accumulation of all these different foods to try. There’s such a big variety to choose from, and with all the recipes here, there’s really no bad option,” sophomore Kieran Gill, a happy participant, said. “I had a full plate, let me say.” 

Photos from Zoe Horwitz

Zoe Horwitz, a junior at American Heritage, returns to the Patriot Post for her third year as the Sports Editor and Assistant Editor-In-Chief. Besides reading and writing, she spends her time playing with her dog or tutoring younger students through Learn with Peers, a non-profit organization she helped found in 2020. During her freshman year, she co-founded FALIA (Food Allergy/Intolerance Awareness) at school, a club that advocates for those with food allergies. Zoe also plays lacrosse, as she plays for a club team and American Heritage girls varsity lacrosse team. Zoe is very excited to be contributing to the Patriot Post.