Thanks to community members and businesses, four young ladies at R.B. Stall High School were able to make a dream come true. They celebrated their fifteenth birthday with a traditional Quinceañera Ball.
During the celebration on October 12, 2019, students wore elaborate gowns full of color and details. The “Quinceañeras” danced the waltz with family members and were presented to the guests as young women. The guests danced to the rhythm of Latin music while enjoying delicious food brought by families and community members.
“This celebration is a very important part of our culture here at R.B. Stall,” stated Principal Jeremy Carrick. “We embrace beautiful and meaningful cultural traditions, and we hope to have even more Quinceañera Balls in the future.”
Principal Carrick also said the dance would not have been possible without the dedication and vision of Diana Guzman, who serves a Bilingual Secretary at the high school (she also works at Military Magnet Academy and Jerry Zucker Middle School). “It is an honor to help create a special event to make the girls feel like a princess for a day,” explained Guzman. “It’s all done by donations from people in our community. I also want to add that I have been blessed to work at R.B. Stall High School with administrators that have been so supportive.”
“Diana puts in so much work, from the dresses for our students, to flowers, cakes, and decorations for the event,” added Carrick. “She has a passion for those who are less fortunate, and believes everyone should have an opportunity to be celebrated.” The annual Quinceañera Ball, which started in 2017, was one of several events held at the school during Hispanic Heritage Month.
For more about Stall’s Quinceañera Ball, contact Diana Guzman at (843) 764-2200.