CORPUS CHRISITI, Texas — Taft High School held its own Dia de Los Muertos event today.
Students had the opportunity to choose either a family member, friend, or celebrity who inspires and motivates them to honor on the school's community altar.
After choosing a person to honor, several students wrote letters in specially-made stationery to the deceased and printed photographs to include with their letters.
Cecilia Hanna, the English I Educator and Student Council Sponsor at Taft High School, said the vent was needed after the COVID-19 pandemic because the Taft community was hit particularly hard.
"We wanted to honor that ad to recognize that, especially with Dia de Los Muertos," Hanna said. "Let this be a time to come together as a family, and to heal, and again to honor our past and celebrate our future."
This is the first time Taft High School has created a community altar for Dia de Los Muertos, and educators hope to make it an annual event.