Cristal Contreras,17, prays during the “Valores” cemetery at PSJA Memorial Early College on Friday, Nov.1, 2019 in Alamo. PSJA Memorial participates in the UTRGV Dia de los Muertos altar contest. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
PSJA Memorial Early College mariachi performs during the UTRGV Dia de los Muertos altar contest on Friday, Nov.1, 2019 in Alamo. For the second consecutive year the high school participated in the contest organized by UTRGV Mexican-American Studies program. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
PSJA Memorial color guard performs at the entrance of the “Valores” cemetery at PSJA Memorial Early College on Friday, Nov.1, 2019 in Alamo. The school’s Spanish Club, Mariachi, art students, graphic designers, wood shop classes, cosmetology, band and many other students and teachers were part of the festivities. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Students at PSJA Memorial dress as calaveras as they participate in the Dia de los Muertos Altar contest. The Spanish Club, Mariachi, art students, graphic designers, wood shop classes, cosmetology and band members , teachers and administrators pitched in to be a part of the festivities. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
PSJA Memorial Early College Dia de los Muertos Altar on Friday, Nov.1, 2019 in Alamo. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Jorge Gonzalez portrays “Cantinflas” during the “Valores” cemetery at PSJA Memorial Early College on Friday, Nov.1, 2019 in Alamo. PSJA Memorial participated in the UTRGV Dia de los Muertos altar contest. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Marigold paper flowers adorn the stairway during the “Valores” cemetery at PSJA Memorial Early College on Friday, Nov.1, 2019 in Alamo. PSJA Memorial participates in the UTRGV Dia de los Muertos altar contest. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Giselle Olguin,15, as Mother Teresa, and Jose Reyes,15, as Pope John Paul II during the “Valores” cemetery at PSJA Memorial Early College on Friday, Nov.1, 2019 in Alamo. PSJA Memorial participates in the UTRGV Dia de los Muertos altar contest. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Rafi Delgado dressed as a Catrina at PSJA Memorial Early College on Friday, Nov.1, 2019 in Alamo. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Handmade yellow paper machè flowers adorn the stairway to the top level of “Dia de los Muertos” production at PSJA Memorial Early College on Friday, Nov.1, 2019 in Alamo. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and Southern regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. Students at PSJA Memorial Early College participate in the UTRGV Mexican-American studies altar contest on Friday, Nov.1, 2019 in Alamo. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
PSJA Memorial Early College Dia color guard wear colorful head pieces and face painted during the schools Dia de los Muertos Altar contest on Friday, Nov.1, 2019 in Alamo. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Patricia Garza, a teacher at PSJA Memorial Early College wears the traditional calavera face painting. La Catrina has become an icon of the Mexican Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
PSJA Memorial Early College mariachi perform during Dia de los Muertos Altar contest on Friday, Nov.1, 2019 in Alamo. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com