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Spanish students sizzle at Foreign Language Festival

Students shared their culinary creations in the food competition portion of the Foreign Language Festival Saturday. Judges were agriculture education teacher Erwin Berry, right, assistant principal Michael Adkins and his wife, Asaco. S. Stewart photo
Students shared their culinary creations in the food competition portion of the Foreign Language Festival Saturday. Judges were agriculture education teacher Erwin Berry, right, assistant principal Michael Adkins and his wife, Asaco. S. Stewart photo

Suzanne Stewart
Staff Writer

Pocahontas County High School Spanish students shared their knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures at the annual Foreign Language Festival Saturday.

The event included a savory and dessert cooking competition, poster and 3-D project showcase and skits.

Students put their own spin on two classic skits featuring comedian Will Ferrell. “Pantaolines Apretados” was an interpretation of the Jimmy Fallon/Will Ferrell skit “Tight Pants.”

“Mas Cencerro,” was an interpretation of the Saturday Night Live skit “More Cow Bell.”

Two original skits were written by students: “Conga,” by Laura Leyzorek and Mary Grace Rich; and “Where are the students?” by Kayla Gibson and Carlie Ervine.

Spanish teacher Shirlene Groseclose also recognized members of the Spanish Honor Society – Lindsey Hartzell, David Rose, Danielle Cain, Kayla Lester and Miles Goodall.

Winners in the cooking competition were:

Savory: first place, Courtney Cohenour; second place, Chase Alkire; and third place, Caitlin Keatley and Catyln Sparks.

Dessert: first place, Kayla Gibson and Carlie Ervine; second place, Ryan Irvine and Logan Davis; and third place, Laura Leyzorek and Mary Grace Rich.

Suzanne Stewart may be contacted at sastewart@pocahontastimes.com

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