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Hispanic Heritage Celebrated at Delbarton

On Friday evening, Delbarton celebrated the rich and dynamic tapestry of Hispanic culture with a lively and colorful outdoor party on campus. Enjoy these photos...

 The October weather was on our team as Delbarton soccer players took to Old Main lawn for the first Copa Delbarton Tournament in school history, a hotly contested country-versus-country futbol game. Interestingly, the tourney's rolling green lawn venue likely inspired the origins of the 'Green Wave' sports program. Games were ongoing throughout the night, and the finals took place as the sun set over Delbarton.

Meanwhile, up top, country flags on Old Main portico floated in the evening breeze, a beautiful and evocative sight. In the Garden, tables were filled with cultural items to educate and entertain passersby. A fun tile craft was set up, inviting guests to create a memento using green-themed Mexican tiles. Three busy food trucks fed the crowd some scrumptious options, including piping hot Cubano sandwiches with yucca fries, a variety of empanadas, and tacos with all the fixings.

This event was not just fun and games: A highlight of the night was a well-attended community panel under a large tent that welcomed comments and observations from students and parents on the challenges and opportunities of being a proud member of the Hispanic culture in the United States and, specifically, at Delbarton. 

All night, Latin music blasting from Univision Radio's X 96.3 FM van created the perfect musical background for this vibrant celebration. Gracias for the music and soccer balls, Univision! The breaking of a pinata signified the end of a very special party at Delbarton. 

Thank you to all the students and parents whose creativity and hard work produced such a memorable night at Delbarton. A salute also to our Diversity Coordinators Ms. Jenna Gomez and Mr. Tony Negrin for guiding the way to this very special celebration.