Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15th and continues through October 15th. This month of recognition has been established to celebrate the cultures, histories, and contributions of American citizens who have ancestral lineage from Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. President Lyndon Johnson initiated the observation in 1968 and it was enacted into law as a month-long celebration by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. The month begins on the anniversary of Independence for Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras and includes Columbus Day or Dia de la Raza which is October 12th. Okaloosa County School District will celebrate by encouraging students and teachers to participate in our Annual Door Decorating contest and/or Art Contest. Students can also enter Governor and First Lady DeSantis' Art and Essay Contests. The theme for District and State contests is  Celebrating Florida's Hispanic Heroes and Their Contributions to Freedom. We will also highlight facts and influential Hispanic Americans on our social media platforms!

Okaloosa County School District Hispanic Heritage Month Contest Flyer and Entry Form