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Posters highlight commemoration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Visit the Northeast Campus and you'll find many posters on the wall in commemoration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Since 1988, the U.S. government has set aside September 15 to October 15 each year to honor the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made and continue to make to this country.

According to the National Endowment for the Humanities website, the term Hispanic, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to Spanish-speaking people in the United States of any race. On the 2010 Census form, people of Spanish/Hispanic/Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or "other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino." More than 50.5 million people identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino on the 2010 Census, making Hispanics a significant cultural presence in the United States, the website says.

"It is important that we celebrate the various cultures that are part of the Varnett family," said Dora Morrow, the Northeast Campus director. "The posters are very educational and we are happy to incorporate their value into our overall curriculum."

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