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Delbarton Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Meghan Podimsky

On October 11, Delbarton celebrated the rich and dynamic tapestry of Hispanic culture with a lively and colorful outdoor party on campus.

The October weather was on our side as Delbarton students, teachers, and a team of Delbarton Dads took to the Old Main lawn for the second annual Copa América Delbarton Tournament. As the country-versus-country fútbol games unfolded throughout the night, the finals took place as the sun set over Delbarton. Congratulations to the Fathers & Friends team (pictured below) for taking home the gold and winning the Copa Delbarton Tournament this year.

Meanwhile in the Garden, Delbarton parents accessorized tables with cultural items to educate and entertain passersby. Busy food vendors fed the crowd some scrumptious options, including piping hot Cubano sandwiches with yucca fries, a variety of empanadas, and tacos with all the fixings.

To close out the night, guests were able to participate in some dance lessons right outside of the Fine Arts Center; from the bachata to salsa, nearly everyone who came was picking up on the moves and following along by the end of the event! All night long, Latin music was performed by a live band, filling the campus and creating the perfect musical background for this vibrant celebration.

Thank you to all our DAP student leaders and dedicated PCDI parents whose creativity and hard work produced such a memorable night at Delbarton. A salute also to our DEIB  coordinators Tony Negrin, Jenna Gomez, Kendall Rodgers and Jordan Hubbard ’17 for guiding the way to this very special celebration.

Next month, DAP and PCDI team up again to throw a Diwali Celebration at Delbarton! All are welcome to join in the festivities on October 26 at 5 pm in Spada Commons.