Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

  • Latinos Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America | October 12 @5:30 p.m.

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

2023 Observance Program

  • Latinos
    Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America

    Thursday, October 12, 2023 | 5:30 p.m.
    East High School, 1801 East Main Street
    Collaboratorium (First Floor)

    Beatriz LeBron, Vice President
    Rochester Board of Education

    Opening Remarks
    Dr. Carmine Peluso, Superintendent
    Marlene Blocker, Superintendent for the East EPO

    Borinquen Dance Theatre, Inc.
    Cassandra Orellana, East High School (Poetry)

      Roberto Clemente Student Award
    Gizel Delvalle, Roberto Clemente School No. 8
    Presented by Brenda Torres-Santana, Chief of Schools

    Volunteer Youth Award
    Alejandro Serra, Northeast College Preparatory High School
    Presented by Ruth B. Turner
    Deputy Superintendent for Administration and Supports

    Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
    John Corona, Rochester Early College International High School
    Presented by Demario Strickland,
    Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning

    Community Service Award
    Liliana M. Ruiz, Director of Special Projects, City of Rochester
    Presented by Marisol O. Ramos-Lopez,
    Chief of Communications and Intergovernmental Affairs 

  • 2023 Recipients