Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

  • Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 5:00 p.m.

     

  • Join us in recognizing the Hispanic Scholars of Academic Excellence and honoring this year’s Hispanic Heritage Award Recipients
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    SPECIAL AWARDS PRESENTATION

    WELCOMING REMARKS
    Analy Cruz-Phommany, Director of Bilingual Education
    Mistress of Ceremonies

    OPENING REMARKS
    Van Henri White, President Board of Education
    Dr. Lesli Myers-Small, Superintendent of Schools
    Melody Martinez-Davis, Deputy Superintendent, Student Support Services
    Abel Perez, Director Multilingual Education
    Alexci Reyes, Latino Studies and Supports, DOME

    STUDENT PRESENTATION
    Anna Murray-Douglass Academy, School No. 12
    Presented by Kathleen Trepanier, Acting Principal

    SPECIAL AWARDS PRESENTATION
    Roberto Clemente Student Award
    Saniya Spencer, Roberto Clemente School No. 8
    Presented by Ricardo Adams, Commissioner

    Volunteer Youth Award
    Isaiah Santiago, School of the Arts
    Presented by Amy Maloy, Commissioner

    Academic Excellence Achievement Award
    Yalianiz Olan Correa, James Monroe Upper High School
    Presented by Beatriz LeBron, Commissioner

    Community Service Award
    Myrna Gonzalez
    Presented by Beatriz LeBron, Commissioner

    STUDENT PRESENTATION
    Nicole Tanco, Northeast College High School Presented by David Passero, Principal

    HIGH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARS AWARDS PRESENTATION
    Presented by Wanda Pedraza-Santos, Chair, Office of School Chiefs and
    Elizabeth Reyes, Executive Director, Equity & Emotional Support

    CLOSING REMARKS
    Aaniyah Simmons, Student Representative to the Board

About the Hispanic Heritage Observance

  • 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 September18.

    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.

     

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