Addison Trail celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Photos by Addison Trail teachers Jessica Clark (yearbook adviser), Lily De La Torre and Alex Serrano

For the fifth year, Addison Trail is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. The school hosted a Spirit Week from Sept. 13 to 17, and a calendar of Hispanic Heritage Month events can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.

National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 each year. It began in 1968 and was originally observed as “Hispanic Heritage Week” under President Lyndon Johnson, but was later extended to a month during President Ronald Reagan’s term in 1988.

According to, “(This month) traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. (The goal is to) share history, heritage and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans of past and present.”