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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

Courtesy Delania Trigg
Gainesville Daily Register 

Edison Elementary School students, staff and parents celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a program and meal at the school.

“Tonight is about celebrating Hispanic heritage and all the cultures that are represented in the United States that are of Hispanic descent,” Edison Principal Pablo De Santiago said.

The observation spans September 15 through October 15 and marks the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors were from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America, according to

De Santiago said this is the third year for the Edison celebration which focuses mainly on Mexican heritage.

The event included cultural dances performed by students in kindergarten and first grade.

Teacher Emily Cruz sang some traditional Mexican songs and staff members performed a folkloric dance.

“I just want to add what a blessing it is to be a part of this great nation,” De Santiago said. “We’re very proud to be part of one of the most savory flavors of the American culture.”

Chicken Express, Mi Casa, El Tapatio and Los Antonios contributed food for the meal.