Messenger photo by Dianne Garrett
Feliz Navidad from Beechwood
Beechwood Elementary School students, from left, front, Alan Prieto, Guadelupe Darduno and Anthony Chavez, wearing a traditional sombrero, and back, Eric Gonzalez, enjoy sharing their heritage with visitors and fellow students during "Holidays Around The World" on Dec. 12. Stella Viallba, an English as a Second Language teacher at the Whitehall school, decided to move the school's international festival from the spring to give students a chance to exhibit celebrations from their native countries, which include Mexico and Ethiopia. Haiat Adam and Martha Mengistu gave a presentation about Ethiopia, their families' homeland.