Sailors come through for McCool students
Sailors from USS Frank Cable (AS 40) volunteered at Cmdr. William C. McCool Elementary and Middle School’s (MEMS) Hispanic Heritage Month Fair on U.S. Naval Base Guam Oct. 12.
Frank Cable Chief Petty Officer Association (CPOA), Diversity Committee and Junior Enlisted Association (JEA) with MEMS Parent Teacher Association (PTA) helped with performances, crafts, hair dressing and serving Spanish food and clothing to MEMS students for the fair.
“Today we are doing festivities to celebrate the different Hispanic heritages from Colombia to Mexico and we are teaching the kids about the different cultures to broaden their horizons,” said Logistics Specialist Seaman Lydia Razick. “The children have had the opportunity to try the food from the culture, learn about the traditions, wear sombrero(s) and try on Spanish
Razick, a Japanese-Hispanic American said she loved the fair and felt it was important to celebrate the heritage of Spanish-speaking countries.
“I am grateful for the Sailors and volunteers who participated and donated their time and resources for the fair,” said MEMS Spanish teacher Maria D. Hernandez. “I like to bring our community and our culture, Spanish language to my students in an enjoyable way because they need to expand from the classroom.”