Flower Hill Primary School joined in on the nationwide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month by learning more about Hispanic people that have helped to change the world for the better.
Flower Hill students in teacher Glenn Edwards’ third grade dual language class came to Principal Lucia Laguarda’s office to record videos in the afternoon. Each video highlighted a special Hispanic person that Flower Hill students, faculty and support staff members had an opportunity to learn more about.
“The students recorded the videos in English and Spanish, which was a real treat for all,” Ms. Laguarda said.
“Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America,” according to the Library of Congress. “The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, also falls within this 30 day period.”