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Soldiers and veterans benefit from Hispanic Heritage week-long celebration at LSC-CyFair

Lone Star College-CyFair recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Week through dance, poetry, music, a candy drive and more.

The Student Activities Department kicked off the week with student Maggie Aguilar, who taught mid-day Salsa dance lessons for students, faculty and staff. A variety of dance lessons are offered throughout the semester.

A large audience gathered mid-week to gain a better understanding of the duality of the Chicano culture a little more with Spoken Word Artist Joaquin Zihuatenejo. Of Mexican-American descent, and never having known his Caucasian father, this former high-school English teacher travels the world captivating audiences with his poetry.

The week’s celebration drew to a close with an uplifting lunchtime concert featuring the Houston-based Imperial Mariachi, one of several entertainers scheduled for the fall semester.

In addition to the Student Activities Department events, LSC-CyFair’s Student Ambassadors teamed up with Cypress Cares for a candy drive benefiting soldiers overseas. The special Treats for Troops! drive collected more than 50 bags and four bins of donated candy that will be packaged and delivered to troops this month. All donors were entered to win an iPod Shuffle.

Univision Radio stopped by the LSC-CyFair campus to help rally support for the candy drive as well as promote Hispanic Heritage Week events. Catching the attention of passers-by was a Ford Fiesta being given away via a special Facebook promotion.

For information on other student-hosted events, go to LoneStar.edu/student-activities-cyfair or LoneStar.edu/student-ambassadors.