Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanics all around the United States celebrate this month as they are recognized for all their hard work, dedication and their contributions to help the United States get to where it is today, and this month is to thank them for their effort. The Hispanic Heritage Month observation was started in 1968, by the 36th President, Lyndon Johnson; however, it took 20 years to be enacted into law on August 17, 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.

Here at RHS, One way we celebrate it by having books on display in the library by Hispanic authors.  Mrs. Diaz, a Spanish teacher here at Riverbend, said “We celebrate the presence of Hispanics in America and recognize them. Riverbend is also celebrating by hosting the annual dance and social to celebrate the Hispanic diversity in our school and community. The event will take place on Saturday, October 22, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM in the commons and foyer. There will be Latin dancing lessons, crafts, conversation centers, and delicious traditional foods. Freshman Emilio Morales said, “It’s good to know that people care about Hispanics.” Hispanic Heritage Month is important to celebrate because it recognizes our country’s diversity.