This is part of a series of blogs from Noble campus representatives to give a deeper look at campus life.
Rowe-Clark proudly celebrates Latinx Heritage Month to represent the voices of our Latinx students. Throughout the years, Rowe-Clark has had an increase in Latinx students, ranging from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Honduras, to many other countries. Rowe-Clark is proud and excited to shine a light to Latinx Heritage Month with our diverse population.
This year at Rowe-Clark, we’ve been celebrating Latinx Heritage Month by allowing our students to dress as the culture they represent or support. Students engaged in “papel picado” and “calaveritas” activities throughout the month. We will close out the month with delicious food and a fiesta!
Students at Rowe-Clark dressed up to represent or support a Latinx culture.
WHAT DOES LATINX HERITAGE MONTH MEAN TO YOU?
We asked Ms. Morales, our Spanish teacher, and two of our students about what Latinx Heritage Month means to them. Here’s what they said:
English translation: “Many people wonder what it’s like to be Hispanic or Latino. For me, being Latina is amazing. There are many things that can be learned from our history. As a Puerto Rican, I still have a lot to learn about my culture. Being Hispanic or Latino does not only mean speaking Spanish or being born in Latin American countries but knowing as much as possible about where you come from and being proud of who you are. I will always say that I am Puerto Rican so you know it. More than Puerto Rican, I am Latina and I want everyone who knows me to know that. Being Hispanic or Latino is the best thing that can happen to you because, in addition to learning about your culture, you can also learn about others. For example, I have friends from different parts of Latin and Central America, and it’s amazing to learn about the different words they use in their culture. It surprises you every day how they can be so different but at the same time very similar. It is amazing to be Latino. I love being Latina and I don’t regret where I come from.”