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Updated: 10/30/2013 09:06:04AM

Students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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Evan Mudge

Nicholas Bodarth, eighth grader, holds coins in his palm from a recent book sale at the "mercado" (marketplace) table. Items were sold with proceeds given later to the student winner of a Heritage poster contest.

Maia Garry, left, and Gabriella (Gabby) Bassi

Carlos Carrion

Ana Bernales

Yanci Linares, left, student, and her mother, Elvira Linares

Teacher Susan Maas-Lejon, right, dances the Macarena.

SUN PHOTO BY AUDREY BLACKWELL

Brynn Brown, center, wins T-shirt from Yo Fresh owners David and Jessica De Fede for dancing the Macarena.

Tables loaded with colorful posters and food samples from 20 Spanish-speaking countries lined Venice Middle School's gymnasium Friday, Oct. 11.

Zion Powell

Jared Tanner

Mother-daughter team Sherri Stone, left, and Amanda Campbell at snoball machine.

Brandon Proctor

Kyle Standard

Alice Kixmiller

Megan Friend, left, Lacy Landers and Samantha Anderson

Jessica Gonzalez Cuba poster

Thian Talley, seated left, Gary Lauver and Anthony Rivera

Ben Krizen, left, and Ryan Holcomb

By AUDREY BLACKWELL

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What’s not to love about a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month?

Nothing, if you ask any of the nearly 800 students, teachers, staff and visitors who celebrated the day at Venice Middle School Oct. 11.

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