Haz lo mismo a alguién más. If your Spanish is a bit rusty, that’s “paying it forward,” which has been one of our CARE/Be Kind themes through the year. Applied learning in real-world settings is also the Summit way. Last week our Spanish Honor Society (Sociedad Hispánica Amistad) used their second language skills to “paying it forward.” SHA members visited Food City, conversing in Spanish with store staff about how a grocery store operates.
They also conversed with shoppers from various cultures in Spanish, and used funds they had previously raised to pay the grocery bills of four different families. Sra. Gonzales-Cantwell explained, “we want them to be able to realize that they have the power to make a difference in their community by organizing and working together to act upon a need.” Our SHA students make Summit proud by sharpening their Spanish communication skills and working together to touch the lives of others in our community.