Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

photo (20)On September 30th Hamlin’s lower school students gathered together to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.  Between September 15th and October 15th, people in the United States celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Five girls took the stage to share their various connections to countries like Guatemala, El Salvador, and Mexico.  The students explained photos and spoke about family traditions related to cooking, music, clothing, and family gatherings.  During the presentations, the girls used Spanish phrases and some shared artifacts from the various countries.

Special thanks to teachers Kate McGinnis and Isabel Griffith who also shared their connections to both Spain and Ecuador, while leading this special assembly.

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