Natl Hispanic Month

Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized nationally Sept. 15–Oct. 15, includes student academic and creative contests for Florida students. 

This year’s theme for Hispanic Heritage Month is “Celebrating Hispanic-American Community Leaders and Champions,” according to a news release from the Florida Governor’s Press Office.

Students in grades K-3 can participate in an art contest. Each student can submit original, two-dimensional artwork based on the theme. Two winners will be selected. 

Students in grades 4-12 can participate in an essay contest. Each student can submit one essay no longer than 500 words based on this year’s theme. Three winners will be selected: one each in elementary, middle and high school categories.

The three essay contest winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation

Additionally, students, parents, teachers and principals can nominate full-time educators of all student grades for the Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award. 

All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Oct. 11.  

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