Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Observing Hispanic Heritage
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.
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 September 18.
This month, we invite you to learn more about what makes this 30-day celebration so meaningful. Together, we can all show our love to the Hispanic, Latino, and Latinx communities in this country, this month and every day.
Executive and Legislative Documents
The Law Library of Congress has compiled guides to commemorative observations, including a comprehensive inventory of the Public Laws, Presidential Proclamations and congressional resolutions related to Hispanic American Heritage Month.
2022 Observance Program
Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 5:00 p.m.
131 West Broad Street, 3rd Floor Room 3A/B
Melody Martinez-Davis, Principal
John James Audubon School No. 33
Mistress of Ceremonies
Beatriz Lebron, Vice President, Board of Education
Dr.Carmine Peluso, Superintendent of Schools
Maycanitza Perez, Vice President, EAST EPO
Analy Cruz Phommany, Executive Director of Bilingual Education & World Language
Alicia Vazquez, Music Teacher, Wilson Foundation Academy
Special Award Presentations
Roberto Clemente Student Award
Norma Beltran, Roberto Clemente School No. 8
Presented by LaJuan White, Chief of Schools
Volunteer Youth Award
Christopher Graham, School of the Arts
Presented by Elizabeth Reyes, Executive Director of Equity, Inclusion & Social-Emotional Support
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
Naiyelis Ortiz, School of the Arts
Annabella Brumaghim, School of the Arts
Presented by Maria Petrella, Director of Bilingual Education & World Languages
Community Service Award
Santos Cruz & Katelyn Plonczynski Cruz
Presented by Beatriz Lebron, Vice President, Board of Education
Demario Strickland, Chief of Schools