Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12. The…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic-Americans helped shape Florida’s rich history. From art to music to engineering, the contributions of many individuals continue to influence us today. Featured Artist Carmen Sasieta Carmen Sasieta is a Social Realism artist, born in Peru.  She graduated in 1994 with honors from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico, and has taken classes with renowned…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week. The observance was expanded in 1988 to a month-long celebration (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15). America celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America…

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Hispanic Heritage Parade at Westgate

The kindergarten and first grade students at Westgate, completed their studies of Argentina and Mexico with a school wide parade. Each of the grades at Westgate has been involved with cultural studies of  various Hispanic nations to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. Zachary Hunt- Bianco (center) and all his friends from Ms. Bean’s kindergarten class, marched through…

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