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HALO Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

By Alexandria Trujillo, Panhandle State Collegian on 09/20/2017 Members of HALO pause for a quick photo at this past weekend's Fiesta in Guymon, Okla. —Photo by Alexandria Trujillo Members of HALO pause for a quick photo at this past weekend's Fiesta in Guymon, Okla. —Photo by Alexandria Trujillo

Goodwell, Okla. —  With recent events in the United States as well as in the Oklahoma Panhandle, this year’s Hispanic Heritage month seems a little more meaningful and Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) have a number of events scheduled to celebrate throughout the month. Hispanic Heritage Month goes from September 15 to October 15. The 2017 theme is, “Shaping the bright future of America,” and it is clearly being represented by the people who unify together to make this month something truly special.

Kicking off this month was the Fiesta Celebration on Main Street in Guymon, Okla. The event was September 17 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oklahoma Panhandle State University presented the FIESTA King and Queen Scholarships, which provided many students the opportunity to have a head start in financial aid at Panhandle. This year’s King, Jose Lopez, and Queen, Maria Guadalupe “Lupita” Jimenez, each received a one-year tuition waiver scholarship and a $250 dorm waiver. Panhandle State’s (HALO) also participated in the festivities by doing face painting and having informational booths regarding the university and the upcoming March for the DREAM.

The next event of the month was the Jalapeño Eating Contest in the Student Union Building at Panhandle on September 18. People had the opportunity to either participate or just watch for some fun and laughter. The participants competed for a prize and the right to be called the one daring enough to eat the most.

Coming up this week is a Movie/Picnic on the Lawn. Look forward to an outdoor movie on Thursday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. On September 23 at Carl Wooten Field, Hispanic athletes, coaches and outstanding athletes at Panhandle State will be recognized before the game. On Wednesday, September 27 is the HALO bake sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union.

Wednesday, October 4 will be a festival in the Central Plaza. There will be entertainment, various delicacies of Mexico and authentic al pastor tacos for $1.50 each.

On October 10, Game Night is at 7:30 p.m. with the location TBA. The exciting month will come to a close on Oct. 17 in the Panhandle State Ballroom for the Noche de Gala at 6:30 p.m. This event is invitation only.

Make sure to take some time this month to appreciate the Hispanic culture and check out some of the amazing events that the HALO club is putting on. It will be a month of great fun, laughter and festivities so don’t miss out!


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