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Hispanic Heritage Month

Walla Walla Public Schools honors Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15 to October 15. Hispanic Heritage Month was established to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. The observation began 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. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.

"We are so fortunate to be able to honor and celebrate the richness of Hispanic heritage of many in our schools and communities, beyond a monthly recognition,” said Director of Equity and Dual Programs Dr. Julie Perron. “Our students, staff, and families are part of the fabric of this incredibly diverse culture and we recognize not only contributions of the past, but also of the present, with hope for the future as well."

Learn more at:
National Archives 
National Today 
United States Census Bureau 



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