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This year for Hispanic Heritage Month, St. Ed's has incorporated this annual cultural celebration into multiple facets both inside and outside the classroom. Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Every morning, the main hallway featured a new poster recognizing prominent Hispanic heroes like Cesar Chavez, Roberto Clemente, and Ellen Ochoa. "As a community, we recognize and celebrate the members of our community, past and present, who are of Hispanic Heritage," says Vice President of Equity and Inclusion James Knight. "This celebration is an opportunity for us to learn as a school and recognize the contributions and gifts of those among us."

For the first all-school liturgy of the year, students performed readings and reflections, read entirely in Spanish, acknowledging the importance that faith plays in Hispanic culture. "It is important that we recognize the strong Congregation of Holy Cross presence throughout the Latin world in Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru, as well as the Holy Cross High Schools in this country with significant populations of Hispnic students, such as Holy Trinity High School in Chicago and Holy Cross High School in San Antonio," says Mr. Knight. "We also recognize and celebrate the many contributions of those of Hispanic Heritage who have contributed to the life of the Church, people like the martyr Oscar Romero, Archbishop of El Salvador."