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National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated at school board meeting

on October 2, 2014

In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, students lit up the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) board meeting with performances on saxophone, violin, keyboards, drums and even a rendition of a colorful, traditional, Mexican dance — a “ballet folklorico.”

Students from Downer Elementary School, Helms Middle School, and Richmond High School participated in performances honoring the culture, history and contributions of Hispanics whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Hispanics are the largest ethnic group in WCCUSD.

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