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The Scholastic Kids Press Corps is a team of about 50 Kid Reporters around the nation.  The interactive site brings daily news to life with reporting for kids, by kids.
Scholastic Kid Reporters Daniela Bond, Grace Choi, and Gopa Praturi contributed to this special report

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

What makes your cultural heritage special? Kid Reporters find out.

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Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15

Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of Latino contributions and culture in America. Scholastic Kid Reporters have been interviewing leaders around the nation for a view of what their Hispanic heritage means to them. From journalists to judges to writers and artists, each person has a unique and interesting story to tell. Check back often as the Kid Reporters add more stories to this list!

 

Kid Reporter Lya Ferreyra dances with her father Carlos on her 15th birthdayCelebrating My Quinciañera
Kid Reporter gives traditional coming-of-age party her own modern twist.
 
Scholastic Art & Writing Award winner Alexandra Pintus displays her workYoung Artist
Scholastic Writing and Art winner Alexandra Pintus illustrates Scholastic’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month poster. It was a dream come true—except for the part where she had only two weeks to complete the task before final exams.
 
8 year old gold medal swimmer Celi Guzman training in her poolYoung Swimming Champion
At the age of 8 (yes, EIGHT!), Celismar Guzman is already collecting gold medals and winning competitions in the U.S. and her native Puerto Rico. Her sights are set on the 2016 Olympic Games, she tells Scholastic Kids Press Corps!
  
Dolores Huerta, who helped found the United Farm Workers unionDelores Huerta Still at Work
Delores Huerta is a 79-year-old great-grandmother who helped found the United Farm Workers (UFW) in the 1960s. "It is important that we know about other people's cultures," she tells Scholastic Kids Press Corps.
  
Janet Murguia, President, National Council of La RazaLa Raza President, Janet Murguia
Hispanic Heritage Month is a great time to promote civil rights and to appreciate the many Hispanic characteristics that have become an important part of the American culture, says Janet Murguia, President of the National Council of La Raza.
  
Judge Raol Cantero, Kid Reporter Daniela BondAuthor Pam Muñoz Ryan
When author Pam Muñoz Ryan was growing up, there was no Hispanic Heritage Month. The month-long commemoration received federal recognition in 1988, when Ryan was 37. It has grown in popularity since.
  
Cover of Pam Muñoz Ryan's book, Paint The WindA Journey About to Begin
Author Pam Muñoz Ryan wrote Paint the Wind based on her love of horses.
  
Judge Raol Cantero, Kid Reporter Daniela BondHispanic Heritage is Home
Florida Justice celebrates his culture in family, community, state, and country
  
Actress Selena Gomez, Scholastic Kid Reporter Grace Choi

Selena Gomez The Role Model
Young Latina entertainer realizes the importance of her Hispanic heritage


  
CBS journalist Maggie Rodriguez, Kid Reporter Gopa PraturiCBS Anchor Maggie Rodriguez
Hard work and a respect for culture all make a difference to this award-winning journalist

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