Dominican taps into Hispanic heritage

By Clarion Herald Staff
Photo | COURTESY ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN

Latin music filled the dance studio when Dominican alumna Bianca San Martin (’08) led students in dance as part of the National Hispanic Heritage Month observance. It was presented by the school’s Students for Human Dignity and Diversity in Action. San Martin taught students the basic steps for salsa, merengue and cha-cha. The event was sponsored by San Martin and the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation (NOHHF). Joining in the celebration were Luz Caputto and Dominican alumna María León Vallejo (’76) of the NOHHF Board.

St. Mary’s Dominican High School alumna Bianca San Martin, class of 2008, recently gave lessons in Latin dance to students, Isabelle Dischner, Audrey Wild, Sydney Raymond, Sophia Cao, Kaylie Nguyen, Elana Perriott, Dajah Saul, Sydni Griffin and A’Nya Wheatley during Hispanic Heritage month in October.

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