On September 14, 1989, President George H.W. Bush was the first president to proclaim Hispanic Heritage Month. Since then, every president has given a presidential proclamation acknowledging the celebration.
Americans of Mexican descent are approximately 62% of the overall U.S. Hispanic population.
In 1988, when President Reagan was in office, Hispanic Heritage Week was expanded from a week to a month.
Ocasio-Cortez was elected to the House of Representatives at age 29 to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District.
Roberto Clemente was the first Hispanic American baseball player to win a World Series and the first Latino in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He batted 0.352 in 1970 and had more than 3,000 career hits.
Rita Moreno was the first Hispanic American to win an Academy Award. She has also won Peabody, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. Her Emmy award was for her performance as a host on The Muppet Show.
School Pictures are happening Friday, October 13th! Psst....these are for the yearbook, not Halloween! (Friday 13th)
Pep Rally tomorrow!
He won the prize in 1968 for discovering subatomic particles. He and his son proposed the theory that a meteor created the mass extinction of the dinosaurs.
Case with his brother Colt at the Heart O Texas show yesterday showed their Ag Mechanics project. They won 3rd place in their Livestock Equipment class.
Bazaar was from Chile and a member of the U.S. Navy during the Civil War. He earned a Medal of Honor for bravery in 1865.
Sonia Sotomayor, originally from the Bronx in New York, was sworn in as the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice in 2009.
In 1991, Ellen Ochoa became the first Latina astronaut in space. She brought her flute to play on the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1993.
One in four children in the United States is Hispanic, and most (94%) were born in the United States.
The 13 states are: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.
When George H.W. Bush was in the House of Representatives in 1968, he sponsored the original Hispanic Heritage Week bill. During his presidency, he declared the 30-day period from September 15 to October 15 Hispanic Heritage Month, lengthening the celebration to a full month.
The 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month theme is Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America.
Hi-5 Friday today at Lee and Griffis Elementary Schools!!! Middle School BETA students had all the spirit today and helped their fellow Foxes start their Homecoming 2023 day off with excitement!!!
Our students are so creative!