Students, parents, teachers, and community members came together to gather artifacts to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month for Mrs. Trujillo’s Spanish class at Cimarron Springs Middle School in Surprise.
Items included a variety of food, clothing, and kitchen items with historical value from different Spanish-speaking countries. Students will be researching a figure from Hispanic history and presenting a small biography on them during the next four weeks.
On Sept. 24, students had the opportunity to view and learn about customs and traditions of Spanish-speaking countries through artifacts brought in by Mrs. Trujillo and Lidia Goodman, a former Cimarron teacher and current district volunteer and substitute.
Goodman shared several artifacts from her upbringing in Sonora, Mexico.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.