Sidney students take first at cultural expressions competition

Group created mural, performed skit


For The Sun-Telegraph

Students from Sidney finished first in a cultural expressions competition in Denver. The students, pictured from left, are: Sonya Virgil, Mia Hernandez, Yoselin Parra, Lindsey Deaver, Angeles Alvaro, Karla Palomares, Alfredo Balandran Jr., Melissa Rodriguez and Calista Bowen. Not pictured: Vincent Hernandez, William Draper, Dante Petersen, Autumn Holly, Abbilea Hudspeth and Zoraida Parra.

A group of Sidney High School students took home a pair of first-place finishes at a cultural expressions competition in Denver earlier this month.

The Metropolitan State University of Denver Chicano/a Studies Department Journey through our Heritage Program hosted the competition Dec. 11.

Brett Avila, a teacher at Sidney High School, said it was the first time the school attended the event and the group participated in the skit and mural categories. Avila said he learned of the program while on a field trip to the university in September.

"I was informed about the annual art competition whe...

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