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Thumbnail Image for Article 7342Spanish Club Students from LDZ set the scene in style in November.
Posted Date: 11/30/2016

Spanish Club Students from Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School set the scene in grand style during the month of November. All students were invited to participate in the annual pumpkin decorating contest held at the school library.

            Mrs. Sheila Lozano, Spanish teacher at LDZ had the initiative to celebrate fall season with a pumpkin decoration contest. She said that the only parameters set were that the pumpkins needed to be decorated without being carved and also needed to represent a book character, and that the book must also be displayed. Students worked on the project during their Spanish club time and were also able to work on them from home in order to increase parental involvement. The pumpkins were then brought to school for judging.

            This year, more than 40 pumpkins were entered by students in 6-8 grades and are being displayed at the library for everyone to appreciate.  

            Early in the morning winners were announced by the school principal Mrs. Magda Villarreal. A rubric was used in order to select the best, most creative pumpkin.  The winners of the pumpkin decorating contest were as followed: Amy Tellez  for her pumpkin titled “Dia de Muertos.”  Valeria Ramirez for  “Alice in Wonderland.” Valeria decorated a pumpkin as “La Catrina” in honor of the “Dia de Muertos”, and Amy made her pumpkin as “The Queen of Hearts” honoring the book “Alice in Wonderland”.

Other winners included Adamaris Arechiga and Andres Valdez, whose pumkins placed second with “Princess Pumpkin” from the Cinderella book, and “Oscar the Grounch” based on Sesame Street. Third place winners were Matthew  Garza and Cesareo Garcia with their “Tom the Cat” pumpkin from “Tom and Jerry” , and Anahi Cantu, Aratsai Elizondo and Yazmin Lopez that also won third place with their inspiration of the “Cinderella Dance”

            As fun as this was for Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School students, there are still more fall activities coming to the after school Spanish Club members and their continue learning and engagement in this cultural events.