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The Award-Winning Monthly Newspaper For Kids s i h t In h’s t n o m e... issu • Westover Christian Academy • Carlisle School • The Locker (for Grades 6-8) • Puzzles, Games, Science Fun and much more ©Copyright 2013 Piedmont Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither advertisers nor the publisher is responsible or liable for misinformation, misprints or typographical errors. Founder/Publisher Kathy Crumpton Manager Jill Slayton-McDaniel September 2013 • Vol. 3, Issue 1 Remember to thank our sponsors for making Classcandy possible! Hispanic Heritage Quiz To test your knowledge of Hispanic culture and notable people, answer these questions. • Danville Public Schools • Pittsylvania County Public Schools FREE Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual tradition in which people of Hispanic descent celebrate their culture and the many things that make their culture unique . Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. September 15 marks the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico declared independence on September 16 and Chile on September 18. Therefore, this time of the year is particularly momentous for Hispanics. The month-long celebration of Hispanic culture is an attempt to recognize the cultures and history of American citizens with Hispanic ancestry. In 1968, with Lyndon Johnson as President, Congress passed a resolution to observe Hispanic heritage for a week-long event . It wasn't until President Ronald Reagan, in 1988, expanded the week-long commemoration to a month-long celebration that National Hispanic Heritage Month became law. Hispanic Heritage Month honors the impact Hispanic culture has had on various parts of American society, including the arts, business, politics, and science. The Hispanic population continues to grow in the United States, and this segment of the population has made and continues to make many notable contributions. As of 2010 Census results, there were more than 50 million Hispanics living in the United States, which is up from just more than 35 million reported by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2000. Hispanics have remained the fastest-growing minority population in the country, and their numbers, and contributions, figure to continue growing. 1. Who is the first Hispanic person to win the Pulitzer Prize? 2. In the 1960s, this singer established The Institute for the Study of Nonviolence. She may have been better known for her activism than her music. 3. Luis Walter Alvarez won a Nobel Prize in this concentration in 1968? 4. This musician is well known for his music as well as the flavor of Ben & Jerry's ice cream named after him. 5. This country's flag has red and white stripes as well as a blue triangle and one white star? 6. Mexico celebrates its independence on what date? 7. This country's flag has the Sun of May? 8. This person was the first Hispanic to have served in the United States Congress? 9. Roberto C. Goizueta served as the chairman of this billion-dollar company for 16 years and helped to raise its stock prices. 10. What item is in the beak of the eagle that is on the Mexican flag? 11. This person is the first Hispanic player voted into baseball's Hall of Fame? 12. Who was the first Hispanic woman to become an astronaut? Advertising Sales Lesley Tucker 13. In what year did Puerto Ricans gain U.S. citizenship? Judy Bryant 14. What is the most common Hispanic name in the United States? Illustrator Deb Johnson Answers: 1. Oscar Hijuelos; 2. Joan Baez; 3. Physics; 4. Jerry Garcia 5. Puerto Rico; 6. September 16; 7. Uruguay; 8. Joseph Marion Hernandez; 9. Coca-Cola; 10. A snake; 11. Roberto Clemente; 12. Ellen Ochoa; 13. 1917; 14. Garcia Classcandy Piedmont Publishing, Inc. 3157 Westover Drive Danville, Virginia 24541 434-822-1800 Email: Pictures courtesy of Faby Alvarado with from her trip to Tijuana, Mexico

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