Islander Club promises more performances
January 18, 2019 By:Lauren Murphy
By Nolan Bryant
McNary is a melting pot of cultures from around the world. In our student body we have many students who stem from the culture of Pacific Islanders and are now sharing their culture with the rest of Mcnary.
The new Islander Club meets every Tuesday in room 136 and welcomes anyone to join and learn about Marshalize, Chuukee, Hawaiian and other Islander culture through parties, food, dancing and other activities.
German Vasquez Chavarria coordinates the club, taking much his inspiration from his time at McKay.
“I learned how to dance when I attended McKay and there club” said Chavarria “I came to really love it and wanted to share it with another sc
hool” he continued.
Chavarria along with three other members danced at the last pep assembly on Dec 21.
“I love perfor
ming and dancing and I thought our performance went really well” Chavarria said.
“The dance was about how strong you are as a person and is also a common dance around Christmas” he continues.
The dance was a real hit
at the assembly and more is to come promised by Chavarria.
You don’t need to know anything about the Islander culture or be talented at dancing to join. Just come with an open mind and prepared to have fun.
“I really like bringing together the Islander community at the school” Chavarria said.
“We have clubs for so many others groups so I’m very glad we can keep this club going.” The club started three years ago and has only grown since and now is performing more often and showing off their cultural talent.
“I’m glad I could spread a culture I learned from others through dancing and food” Chavarria said.