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Old Spanish Days announces 2024 Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Old Spanish Days hosted its Spirit of Fiesta auditions on Saturday ahead of the 100th annual Fiesta this upcoming summer.

El Presidente Brian Schwabecher announced the winners for the 2024 Fiesta's Spirit and Junior Spirit: Aleenah Soriano, age 9, won her title as the Junior Spirit of Fiesta, and Georgey Taupin, 16, as the Spirit of Fiesta!

2024 Junior Spirit of Fiesta: Aleenah Soriano (left), and 2024 Spirit of Fiesta: Georgey Taupin (right).

The event took place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lobero Theatre.

From the Old Spanish Days website: Santa Barbara has many local dance schools that instruct students in the multi-cultural dances of Spain, Mexico and early California. Young performers dedicate countless hours preparing for this annual event and for the honor to represent Old Spanish Days as the “Spirit of Fiesta” and the “Junior Spirit of Fiesta.”

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