BHS’ 43rd Italian Feast

Noelle Grassel, News Editor

On Thursday, March 19th, the Italian department held their 43rd  annual Italian Feast. Last year, there was a creative Fiat theme to the feast, and Italian club administrators were able to have someone from the Fiat dealership come visit with one of the little cars for everyone to look at and sit in.

Mr. Destefano’s cutout of the front view of a Fiat was a huge hit too, and let’s not forget the most enjoyable part of the feast: the food. Although there are a few catered dishes, the Italian teachers encourage their students to prepare an Italian dish and bring it in for everyone to enjoy. From antipasti to pasta, chicken parm to pizza, and chocolate covered strawberries to rainbow cookies, there was something there for everyone to enjoy.

Ms. Piazza and Ms. Calio modeling next to a Lambo.

“I am very honored to be a part of a tradition that fosters enthusiasm for the Italian culture that I grew up in,” said Ms. Piazza, BHS Italian teacher.  “It’s so incredibly fulfilling to see the passion that I have for my heritage flourish in my students.”

This year the theme was the Vespa, which is also an Italian automobile. Mr. Destefano was awesome enough to help again and create a side view Vespa prop, which was also a huge hit, but not as huge as the Lamborghini that Ms. Rito procured, which was driven up to BHS from Washington, D.C.

“That thing was hot,” said Italian student Nick Tangorra. Thanks to Ms. Rito, everyone had an amazing time admiring and taking pictures next to the shiny new car…too bad none of us were able to take it home.

Live guitar and vocals give the feast a musical flair

La Festa Italiana was definitely a success this year by all accounts. Special thanks to Ms. Calio, Ms. Piazza, Ms. Rito, Mr. Destefano, our Principals, and many more for making this day so extraordinary, especially for the seniors. There’s no better way to have ended their last Festa Italiana. Grazie mille!