Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

  • 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

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

    Opening Remarks
    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

    Musical Performance
    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

    Closing Remarks
    Demario Strickland, Chief of Schools