Convocation: Hispanic Heritage Month

Convocation: Hispanic Heritage Month

Convocation: Hispanic Heritage Month

Academy of Holy Angels (AHA) comes together as a student body, faculty, and staff in a weekly Convocation assembly. Convocations provide a time and space for AHA to build community, learn from each other, pray together, celebrate good news, and hear from new and relevant speakers.

This week's Convocation on Thursday, October 6 featured two items:

EAGLE SCOUT

Principal Foley honored junior Viggo Campbell (pictured left) who recently earned his Eagle Scout ranking through Boys Scouts of America. Eagle Scout is the highest possible rank and is based on an individual's leadership position within their troop, reaching Life Scout status, and preparing and presenting a project that serves one's community. Viggo's service project focused on helping Little Hospice of Edina with a facility upgrade.



HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

National Hispanic Heritage Month occurs every year from September 15 through October 15 in the United States. According to Census.gov, "Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America." 

At Convocation, many students (some pictured below) shared with the full student body more about their respective Hispanic cultures. They highlighted interesting facts, traditions, religious observations, and foods from their countries of origin and descent, including Mexico, Ecuador, and El Salvador. They noted that 12% of the AHA student population is Hispanic.

At the end of their presentation, the students performed an energetic compilation of traditional Hispanic dances and music, receiving a loud applause from the student body.