Sioux Falls high school students participate in Spanish Immersion Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Hundreds of high school students participated in the second annual University of Sioux Falls Spanish Immersion Day on Friday.

The event was filled with cooking, dancing, games and of course interaction with other Spanish speakers.

Organizers said it is more important than ever to learn Spanish because of the growing Spanish population.

The event also gave students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Spanish culture.

"It's really cool because you get to see all these cultures and just how they make their food and their dances, and also we get to see people from other countries and people who speak this language, and it's just really cool," Sioux Falls Christian sophomore Katie Schultz said.

The event was held at Sonia Sotomayor Spanish Immersion Elementary School.