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By Skylar Rispens

Ovando School showcases American history in annual May Day Tea


Skylar Rispens, Pathfinder

From left to right: Matilda Hessler, Markie Weymouth and Penelope Hunter take turns reciting a poem titled "Flour Sacks" to represent the Great Depression of the 1930s during the May Day Tea program at Ovando School on Wednesday May 15.

OVANDO - Despite the busyness that comes with the end of the school year, Ovando School's supervising teacher Leigh Ann Valiton found time to prepare and host the school's annual May Day Tea on May 15.

With choreographed dances and a poetry recitation students showcased major cultural themes throughout American history, decade-by-decade, beginning with the 1920s. Valiton prepared a series of monologues in order to set the scene for the different performances. The monologues highlighted major historical events that shaped each decade.

Students danced to ragtime, "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis...

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