Friday May 13 2011 comments Elementary schools celebrate Cinco de Mayo -A +A Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger ReporterMelissa Avalos-Chavez couldn?t fight back a smile as she danced with fellow First Street School first-grader Isaiah Romero. Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger ReporterAlysa Sakatani (left) waves to the crowd while walking out onto the playground of First Street School with dance partner Ricky Poindexter. Also pictured are Edysme Hernandez and Collin Ascarte. Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger ReporterThese fifth-graders are dressed as old men to represent ?the origin of Cinco de Mayo,? Alex Estrada, 11, said. ?Because they are the main people that (Cinco de Mayo) means the most to.? Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger ReporterAlexia Jaimes, 7, and Alicia Avila, 7, look on as students line-danced to a Spanish version of Billy Ray Cyrus?s ?Achy Breaky Heart.? Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger ReporterStevie Utterback, 7, multi-tasks by fanning herself and dancing. Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger ReporterSecond-graders Alicia Avila and Tyler Boatman twirl during a traditional Mexican dance. Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger ReporterSamantha Pasillas (far right) and Josie Miller look pretty pleased about dancing with their partners Estefan Ahumada (with Samantha) and Jacob Swagerty (with Josie). All four are second-graders at Carlin C. Coppin Elementary School.