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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Denton ISD students on Oct. 1

Students representing four elementary schools will participate in the community celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the Family Cultural Festival beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Denton Square.

A singing group representing Borman Elementary will begin the festivities following a remarks by Denton Mayor Chris Watts. Then, folkloric dance groups from Newton Rayzor, Lee and Wilson elementary schools will perform.

Many Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, and the Caribbean as well as Central or South America.

The observation started 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 starting on Sept. 15 and ending on Oct. 15.

For more information on the performances, contact a participating school’s principal or one of the following teachers: Kiaran Beck, Borman Elementary, kbeck@dentonisd.org; Jannet Vasquez, Newton Rayzor Elementary, jvasquez@dentonisd.org; Adriana Renovato, Lee Elementary, arenovato@denontisd.org; Nancy Rana, Wilson Elementary, nrana@dentonisd.org.