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Dana Gilligan

Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the culture and contribution of our citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, or Central and South America.

Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the culture and contribution of our citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, or Central and South America. The tradition started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period.  

Each year at CSN, students from all three divisions come together to celebrate the cultures of various Hispanic countries and recognize their numerous contributions to our lives in the U.S. This year’s presentations focused on the contributions of Hispanic-Americans from the Caribbean islands of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. A selection of songs, dances, and poems were performed by students from each division at two assemblies held in the Moe Kent Family Field House to the delight of their classmates. Having moments such as these that celebrate the cultures which make up both the larger world and our unique Southwest Florida population is central to CSN’s mission of fostering responsible global citizens. Congratulations to the CSN Spanish Honor Society and the World Language Department for organizing such a great event! Click here to view photos and videos.


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