Day of the Dead comes to life for elementary school students

What: High School students hold Day of the Dead Festival for elementary students

When: Friday, Oct. 25 from 9:30-11:35 p.m.

Where: Marshall High School Auditorium, 8000 Lobo Lane, 78240

Who: Planned, developed and implemented by high school for students from their feeder elementary schools (Driggers, Leon Valley, and Thornton elementary schools)


Approximately 250 elementary school students will be treated to a Day of the Dead Festival by students in the Spanish Honor Society at Marshall High School.

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage.

The entire festival is student-created and student-led. Spanish Honor Society students and teachers created the whimsical calacas, colorful masks, and special gift bags as a way to share their culture with their younger counterparts. Students created the program and the scripts for the performances and skits. Students in the Fine Arts Departments from Marshall High School (cheerleaders, mascots, dance, and drumline), Jay High School (Folklorico dancers) and Holmes High School (Mariachi del Oro) will also participate.