CP Spanish Class Lends a Hand at Zoar

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Article & Photo submitted by Alicia Fergerson

    This past Monday, members of the Central Private Spanish classes moved from their classroom to the cemetery at Zoar Baptist Church.  In previous weeks, the students had been studying the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  This holiday is the Mexican version of All Saints Day.  Students learned that the people of Mexico take this day each year to honor their ancestors and celebrate their lives.

    As a way of celebrating this holiday, students spent the day doing community service at Zoar, raking and cleaning the cemetery.  They were also encouraged to notice names and dates of some of the people buried in the cemetery.  Before returning to school, they took a moment to honor Mr. J.A. Smith, the first Central Private principal and father of current principal Ellen Frazier, by placing potted mums at the grave of him and his wife.

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