The Mason High School Spanish Club is planning to take its third trip abroad to Spain this summer under the direction of high school Spanish instructor, Justin McFarland. The goal of this trip is to introduce students to the possibility of studying abroad and immerse them in an authentic Spanish culture to experience the language in a natural setting. Mr. McFarland has noted numerous times that traveling abroad is one of the richest educational experiences that an individual can have. This year’s trip will be the largest group of students crossing the Atlantic since the club’s founding four years ago. This is exciting as it indicates that enthusiasm for such learning experiences among MHS students seems to be growing.
In preparation for their intended trip Spain, the students in the Mason High School Spanish Club continue their endeavors to raise the necessary funds for the trip. As a part of their efforts, the Spanish Club is hosting the 1st Annual Heart of Texas High School Music Fest on February 16th. The music fest will feature the Texas Country group, The Jason Allen Band and the singer/songwriter Jeff Nourse. Along with the live music and boot-scooting’, the club will auction off an acoustic guitar donated by Brady Music.
The High School Music Fest will be at the Wau-Ban-See Ranch located in Camp San Saba, Texas. Occurring on Saturday, February 16, 2013, the gates to the musical dance open at 6:00 pm. Tickets are being pre-sold at Market Square and the Commercial Bank in Mason, and Brady Music and Young’s Jewelry in Brady. If bought in advance, the tickets are $15.00. Yet at the door, the tickets will be $20.00.
The Mason High School Spanish Club would like to send a Texas-sized thank you to our major sponsors: Lubke’s Cars & Trucks, Mason County Feeders, 4K Land and Cattle Company, Big Buck Ranch, Llano Partners, Fredonia Peanut Company, and the Wau-Ban-See Ranch. And also, ‘muchas gracias’ for all of the community support and recent contributions that have come in from numerous local businesses to be mentioned later. Once the saw-dust settles from this event, with the help of such a great community, the club hopes that the majority of the trip’s expenses will be covered. It is truly a ‘BENDICION’ (blessing) to live in a town that stands behind its students and education.