Spanish Students Celebrate Dia de los Muertos

One of the HS retreat activities was a digital breakout Señora Summerhays led about El Día de los Muertos called La Catrina’s Secret. Digital breakouts are similar to the popular Escape Room activity, but students used computers to discover online clues hidden in paintings, Aztec calendars, song videos, and even cemeteries, using Google Maps to walk through and gather clues from family graves as they tried to solve the mysteries behind El Día de los Muertos. Teams of students raced against the clock and each other to be the first to unlock a series of seven locks based on clues about the Mexican cultural celebration held each year on November 1 and 2.

Congratulations to these teams who were the first to breakout: Team #1 - Spencer Summerhays ‘22, Kaimana Moraes ‘21, Joshua Dobashi ‘22, and Cody Manibog ‘22, Team #2 - Ema Lani Ebesu ‘22, Jackson Gamby ‘20, Cass Hubbard ‘22, and Max McLychok ‘21, and Tabitha Ross ‘19 and Quinn Catlin ‘19.

Students in Señora Summerhays’ Spanish classes have been learning about El Día de los Muertos, and this breakout was an exciting culminating activity to share among all the high school students. Mahalo to Emma Thain '20, Olivia Lutkevich '21 and Katherine Polzin '21 in Spanish 3 who made homemade pan de muertos (traditional Mexican sweet bread) to share with the class on Friday. ¡Feliz Día de los Muertos!