It's official: Lanier HS sets tamale-making record

Lanier's tamalada certified by Guinness World Records

Lanier High School is going down in the record books. Guinness World Records has officially certified the school's tamalada.

On December 6, students, teachers and volunteers all helped prepare 17,106 tamales. That's a world record for the most tamales made in a 12-hour period.

Officials from Guinness World Records presented the certificate to the school at an assembly on Tuesday.

"I'm really, really impressed with this school, with the pride, with the way that you all came together, not just as a school, but as a community. All of you come together to accomplish this major, major goal," said SAISD Interim Superintendent, Sylvester Perez.

Teachers say they used the tamalada to teach students about business, math, culture and teamwork.

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