Dinora Olvera, Ana María Vivas and Saida Angarita, mothers of students, serve tamales during the celebration. (Photos/Maritza Davila)

Clemencia Johnson helps eighth graders Bryant Green, Seth Bebee and Henry Miranda construct a mask that would be worn during the event.

David Lang holds the sign for Bolivia and Treyson Seely carries the sign for Costa Rica as they prepare for the parade of flags. The day’s theme was “The Diablada” as it is celebrated in Oruro, Bolivia. The dance is a mixture of religious theatrical presentations brought from Spain and Andean religious ceremonies in which the performers wear a mask of a devil to represent evil and the wings of St. Michael the Archangel to represent good.