Festival Hispano de Cultura y Lengua returns to Wayland on Feb. 8

PLAINVIEW – High school students get an opportunity to showcase their talents, skills and knowledge of Hispanic culture and languages Thursday, Feb. 8., when Wayland Baptist University’s School of Languages and Literature host the annual Festival Hispano de Cultura y Lengua.

Students from area high schools will take part in numerous festival events, according to Dr. Erin C. Heath, Professor of English in the School of Languages and Literature.

“Participating students in grades nine to 12 will present various levels of poetry in Spanish and academic essays regarding the culture and traditions celebrated,” Heath said. “In addition to these written works, several students will produce skits for the talent show portion, as well as numerous art projects from pinatas and other two- and three-dimensional pieces to original photography.”

Adding to the flavor of Festival Hispano de Cultura y Lengua will be the food trucks serving a variety of entrees.

Heath said students’ artwork will be on display from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on the lower level of the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Learning Resources Center. A talent show takes place from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Created by WBU students, Festival Hispano de Cultura y Lenguahas been evolving for the last eight years with many volunteers assisting in judging, guiding and serving others at the event.

“Festival Hispano de Cultura y Lengua helps high school students practice their Spanish, celebrate Hispanic culture and just have fun,” Heath said. “I especially love seeing the pinatas each year. They’re colorful and creative.”