HCCS-NE celebrates Hispanic Heritage month

Raquel Rodriquez looks on as four-year-old daughter Ailyn enjoys an educational game of Mexican Bingo during the recent Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Houston Community College System-Northeast. Participants in the festivities, held at the college’s Northeast Campus, were treated to cultural highlights of Columbia, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Mexico as described by students, faculty and local citizens from those countries; bingo games where items were called out in Spanish and then English; the singing of “American the Beautiful” by English-as-a-second-language students led by instructor Yen Nguyen; and a reception featuring culinary delights from the various Hispanic countries.

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated at HCCS every year from September 15 to October 15.