FIU, the City of Sweetwater and Sweetwater Elementary hosted the first Honors College-Sweetwater Elementary Artistic Evening April 7 – an event that drew out FIU students, administrators and faculty, as well as a house full of proud Sweetwater Elementary parents.
Art and music combined beautifully April 7 as FIU Honors College students shared the stage with talented children from Sweetwater Elementary for the first Honors College-Sweetwater Elementary Artistic Evening.
Students from FIU professor Cecile Houry’s leadership class, as well as art and music teachers at Sweetwater Elementary, produced the event at the Jorge Mas Canosa Youth Center located a few minutes away from Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
The evening was the result of a partnership between the Honors College and the City of Sweetwater that provides FIU students with an opportunity to engage in a variety of projects to help improve the quality of life for Sweetwater residents. It featured art exhibitions and musical performances from both Honors students and the school’s young’uns, as well as a few words from Sweetwater Mayor Manuel L. Maroño; Janet Olivera, the school’s principal; and Honors College Interim Dean Lesley Northup.
— Martin Haro ‘05 and Sissi Aguila ‘99, MA ‘08