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The Student News Site of Coral Glades High School

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Hispanic Heritage Month


This week begins the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which lasts from September 15 to October 15, At Coral Glades High, the Spanish honor society, Latinos in Action, and Spanish club are hosting a Hispanic Spirit Week, where students will wear a different themed outfit every day, to show their pride. 

In 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, which included September 15th – the date on which the independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua is celebrated- and September 16th 18th – which is when Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence.

It is an extremely important celebration since the achievements, contributions, and our presence in this country are evoked, as well as the first explorations of the Spanish in the territory of the United States. 

This is one of my favorite months of the year, now that I’m living in the U.S. I love to remember my culture with other Hispanic people,” says Sara Giraldo, a Spanish 12th-grade student. “I have lived here for a year and I feel very nice in my new school Coral Glades High.”

Another student expresses their love and appreciation for Hispanic Heritage Month. 

“I was born in Washington D.C., I lived there for four years, then I moved to Medellin, Colombia, where my parents are from. I grew up there, and when I turned 17 years old, I moved again to the U.S. I love my two countries, I feel both Colombian and American. I’m proud to say that I’m Hispanic,” says Jeanpaul Salazar, a Colombian-American 12th-grade student.

With this celebration, we are appreciating all Hispanic countries: Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the countries of Central America (such as El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama), the countries of South America, (such as Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Perú, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay), and the Caribbean countries (Cuba and the Dominican Republic). We also celebrate all those Hispanics who live in the United States today and have contributed great things to the country.

Here are some quotes of Hispanic People, who contributed great things to the world with their thoughts:

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