Liberty High School students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month


Mrs. Jaraba’s Spanish class celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of activities. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Jaraba.

Connie Ulloa, Staff Reporter

Liberty High School’s time has come to stand out and to embrace its roots for Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). 

Throughout September 15-October 15 Hispanic students and staff celebrated their extraordinary culture and history. During this past month LHS students were extra proud of their unique roots. 

This year’s selected theme was “Unidos: Inclusivity for a stronger nation.”

  Hispanic Heritage Month started out as a week in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson. It was later on expanded for a 30 day time frame by President Ronald Reagan. Then shortly, it was enacted into a law on August 17,1988.

Ever since, we embrace our nation’s diverse culture and heritage. It is important to honor this month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanics. Also, it honors the legacy of ancestors that came from many Spanish-speaking countries to America and risked their lives for better opportunities.

Hispanic Heritage Month starts in the middle of September, it is significant to many Latin American countries, because that’s when they got their independence.

 The following Central America countries got their independence on September 15: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras. 

Furthermore Chile and Mexico celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18. In addition, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza falls on October 12, which falls in the time frame of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Many LHS students have said that they are very proud of their Hispanic roots and culture. 

“The best part about being Hispanic is the delicious food we make and the beautiful culture and traditions we have, our language and dialects as well,” said Lesly Gonzales.

“Being Hispanic is the best, because we have amazing food and I enjoy the way we celebrate parties, holidays and traditions,” said Moises Ulloa. 

“Us Hispanics can be very inspiring and we can use this month to inspire others to embrace their roots, we can also show the people  that we are more than what we seem,” said Erick Zaraleta.

“Hispanic Heritage Month gives us a chance to speak up and teach everyone about our culture,” said Anglely Gonzalez-Pleitez.

Hispanic Heritage Month encourages students to walk through the halls proud and tall and honor their origins. 

community to celebrate and honor this month with some loud music and some traditional food, such as tacos and horchata!