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Hispanic culture, history, literature, and fun will take center stage when the SMHS Spanish Honor Society holds its free Cultural Carnival for students, staff and the community this Saturday, April 29th.

The event, which starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m., will be held in front of the new building. It’s funded with a $2,500 grant the Honor Society was awarded through the Fund For Santa Barbara’s Youth Making Change Foundation.

The carnival, which was organized and will be operated by the Honor Society students and a few staff members, also features a play, cultural workshops, games and prizes at the end.

The Saints are ready!

"I feel honored to be part of the leaders for this project and thankful to the Santa Barbara Youth Making Change Foundation for this opportunity to help make a great impact in our community. The best moments are when we are united and this Cultural Carnival will unite us and remind us to be proud of our identity." - Kevin Carbajal

"I feel really proud and happy about winning the grant! It has definitely been a great accomplishment and I am excited about bringing to life this Cultural Carnival. I hope that both students and the community enjoy themselves as well as gain a little more knowledge about their heritage. "- Cristal Zacarias

Mireya Luna AP Spanish Teacher and advisor of Spanish Honor Society couldn’t be prouder of her students who even worked during their Spring Break to be ready.

"This year we have more than 30 members who are very talented, motivated and high achieving students who wanted to make a difference in their community,’’ she added. "The student leaders:

Kevin Carbajal, Valentina Santos and Cristal Zacarias have really done an outstanding job leading this project.’’

The Fund For Santa Barbara is a nonprofit community foundation that supports organizations working for social, economic, environmental & political change in the county.

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