by Maryjane Finne
RAHWAY — In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, classes at Rahway High School have been engaged in activities to learn more about Hispanic cultures and the achievements of American citizens with ancestors from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Each year, we in the United States observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The dates were chosen because Sept. 15 is the independence day for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, while Mexico’s is Sept. 16 and Chile’s is Sept. 18. In addition, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, falls during this period on Oct. 12.
Spanish teachers Senoras Sierra, Lulkoski, Monteiro, and Senor Peralta have been creating posters and writing reports highlighting the elements of the various cultures and achievements of Hispanic-Americans scientists and politicians. Sra. Lulkoski’s Spanish classes will also hold a food festival on Oct. 15.
The school television network, Kudos, led by Lauren Palermo, broadcast morning greetings in Spanish from students whose ancestry included seven different Hispanic nations.
The advanced English language learners in Ms. Lagattuta’s class, decorated display case with artifacts from Central and South America.
Through the posters, television greetings, and display case, these students have enhanced their own knowledge and helped broaden the awareness of their fellow-students.
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