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The Hawkeye May 2024
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Students represent their cultures at assembly

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©HAWKEYE image credit: Hannah Sevier
Yaretzi Ramirez Olivera displays a colorful Mexican huipil dress during the fashion show

Every year, the Multicultural Assembly gives students the opportunity to represent their culture. Students show up at school dressed in attire from their culture. From the flag walk, fashion show, and individual performances, their cultures are uniquely represented. Some students who don’t participate in the Multicultural Assembly still dress in their cultural attire. The Multicultural Assembly is also a way for students to connect with other students who share the same culture or ethnicity.

Individuals who participate in performances are cheered on by the crowds. Some of this year’s performances were the Indian fusion dance, LSU (Latino Student Union) with a variety of dances, Filipino singing, etc. Over 33 countries were represented in this year’s Multicultural Assembly which is a huge improvement from the previous years. Participation increased this year and the energy was there.
The Multicultural Assembly begins with an introduction from the emcees, followed by the sophomore Sinai Coronado-Marin singing “The Black National Anthem.” Immediately after, the flag walk begins. The emcees all walk proudly with their flags after the emcees announce their country’s name. The support of the school is shown through their cheers and screaming. Some staff even represented their own countries, and others dressed up in their own cultural attire with the students. Vince DeMiero, the 9th Grade Honors English and Journalism teacher here at MTHS, proudly represented his home country Italy.

The fashion show is up next after the flag walk. The emcees begin by announcing the student’s name, their cultural attire, and its history. Students who participate in it walk down the middle of the gym like it’s a fashion runway. Once all the participating students have finished, they all walk down the gym as a big cultural group. There were many different types of cultural wear represented in the fashion show. Some cultural attire that was represented in the fashion show was: a traditional Vietnamese dress called the ao dai worn by juniors Mylin Nguyen and Alexander Kim, a traditional Filipino shirt called a barong worn by students Ciara Constantino and Atticus Sumabat, a beautiful traditional Mexican dress called a huipil with bright colors worn by Yaretzi Ramirez Olivera, a Guatemalan huipil with beautiful flowers worn by Wendy Patzan Lopez, a bright purple Cambodian sampot worn by Mya Phin, a blue chut thai from Thailand worn by Nataliya Soumphonphakdy, and so many other different types of cultural wear was represented.

Overall, this assembly was a huge success despite occuring early this year.

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Ciara Constantino
Ciara Constantino, Hawkeye Staff
Ciara Constantino joined HSM in 2022 to learn how to be a journalist and to expand her writing passion. Aside from journalism, she is in Key Club and Chamber Choir. During her free time she plays her instruments, mainly piano and guitar. She also reads, and her favorite book is “Patron Saints of Nothing” by Randy Ribay. Her favorite things to do are to drink boba, rewatch Disney/Nickelodeon shows from her childhood, nap, and sketch cartoons and album covers while listening to her playlists.
Mylin Nguyen
Mylin Nguyen, Hawkeye Staff
Mylin Nguyen initially joined HSM because she had an interest in writing, particularly fashion writing. She had many friends injournalism and found a community within journalism. Mylin loves and will try to help others as much as she can. She will try to helpothers find a sense of community in journalism like how she found a community in HSM. Mylin loves to hang out with her friends andlisten to music in her free time. She loves to listen to Laufey, Lana del Ray, and Olivia Rodrigo. Mylin also loves to talk with her sisterabout fashion. Her post-high school plans are to attend UW or a state university and study either journalism, biology, nursing, orpharmacology.
Hannah Sevier, Hawkeye Staff
Hannah joined HSM in 2023 because she was interested in photographing for Hawkeye. Things she is interested in are sleeping, eating, baking/cooking, and photography. She hopes that she can take photos for Hawkeye.
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