The Casady Orchestra (55 musicians) performed at UD Chapel on Freedom Day. Special thanks to their teachers, Mrs. Jana Heidebretch and Mr. Larry Moore for their continuous support of Peace Week observance with outstanding orchestra performances.
At Activities Time: Casady YAC assembles the Girl Scout Peacemakers Pinwheels.
On Freedom Day, YAC also wrote Gratitude Letters to those who served. Some letters went to people students new personally in the different branches of government.
YAC has a very special thank you to the following servant leaders for guarding the freedoms we enjoy:
Air Force: Dr. Wesley Frier (Technology Director) Father Charles Blizzard (Chaplain)
Marine Corps: Coach Marion Tolon (25 years), Dr. Eric Ebert
Police: Deputy Justin Dang
Peace Corps: Mr. Mark Delgrosso (Biology), Joe Miano (Science Retired), Ruth Miano (Math Retired)
Charles M. Howell, veteran - Army
2933 N. W. 44th
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
George Cockrum veteran - served in Korea
Del City, OK 73115
YAC Co-Presidents, Safra and Mariam reminded YAC that on Thursday 9/21 there is a Peace Day Out of Uniform. Wear a Peace, Spirit or a Place where you volunteered t-shirt.
Ali A. YAC hospitality and social media chair invited YAC to participate in the Peace Walk and Breakfast of 9/21 at 7:00 am. Walkers meet at Chapel in front of the Peace Sign.
Hispanic Heritage Month Observed by Google Doodle today.
The power of dance is such that it can convey an entire culture.
In 1952, Amalia Hernandez founded the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, a unique dance company whose goal was to illustrate the diversity of Mexico.
Hernandez, whose would have been 100 on Tuesday, created a dance style that stemmed from her work as a choreographer at the National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico. She combined formal training in modern dance with traditional Mexican folk dance to create a style known as baile folklorico.
In 1952, she founded the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, a dance troupe consisting of just eight members. In 1954, the troupe performed on TV and found such success that it was later featured in a weekly broadcast, choreographing a new dance each time. The group then toured North America and represented Mexico in the Pan American Games in 1959.
Hernandez died at 83 in Mexico, the country she celebrated through dance. Her dance lives on as the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, which still performs today.