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Sierra Middle School celebrates Hispanic Heritage

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Students and members of the Roswell community joined together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Sierra Middle School's gym on Thursday. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

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Spanning from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, the nationally recognized Hispanic Heritage Month aims to celebrate the culture of Americans who can trace their roots to Hispanic countries.

To mark the occasion, Sierra Middle School’s students created projects and food stations dedicated to different Hispanic nations. Roswell Folklorico, directed by Frank Herrera, performed. Michael Trujillo, owner of El Charro Mexican Foods, was the guest speaker.

Trujillo spoke of the contributions of Hispanic Americans throughout history and the importance of celebrating one’s Hispanic heritage. “I believe Hispanic heritage is American heritage,” he said.

Trujillo also mentioned his family, and how his grandfather introduced one of the first Hispanic businesses in Roswell. He said a single kernel of corn has served as a reminder of his history and the contributions made by his family.

“Always remember where you come from,” he said to the crowd of students and families.

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Multimedia-Crime reporter Trevier Gonzalez can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.