All of Faith Christian Academy got together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this year, which those who passed by the West Reynolds Street school got to see firsthand in a drive-through format.
Students set up tables in the parking lot and displayed their pasteboard projects, each containing photos and information about various Hispanic countries. There was country-specific food laid out for anyone to snack on and music from each country pumped through the speakers throughout the event, which started at 1 p.m. and ended at approximately 3 p.m.
“The whole school is involved,” Keila Vega, a teacher at FCA who organized the event, said. “Every homeroom, every grade has two countries. In other years it was only my classes — Spanish and art — but this year we tried to make a different dynamic, so we included all the grades from kindergarten through 12th. I think they’ve responded really, really well… we are a family here, so they appreciated it and they worked hard to set everything up.”
FCA is temporarily located at 1211 W. Reynolds St. and hopes to move to a new, permanent location closer to the Florida Strawberry Festival grounds next year. The school is looking for corporate sponsors or donations and anyone interested can learn more at fcafalcons.org.