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CCA's 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

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Thursday, October 12, 2023

Brought to you by CCA's High School Spanish Teachers

amartin@ccaeducate.me717-710-3300 x11365International travel to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, 18+ years teaching Spanish

Audrey Martin

K-12 World Language Content Specialist

eaponte@ccaeducate.me717-710-3300 x11626From the beautiful island of Puerto Rico.

Emanuel Aponte (Mr. Manny)

Spanish 1

lbastian@ccaeducate.me717-710-3300 x 11520

Laura Bastian

Spanish 1


Gina Dinko

Spanish 1


Lori Grejda

Spanish 1

phopp@ccaeducate.me570-323-1182 x16230Study abroad, International travel to Mexico, Spain & Peru; Love all the Hispanic culture in my New York City home.

Phyllis Hopp

Spanish 1


Linda Kelchner

Spanish 1, Preparing for Int'l Travel


Juliet Pawelski

Spanish 1, Preparing for Int'l Travel


Kristin Thompson

Spanish 1


Susan Westwood-Denenberg

Spanish 1

jdelsol@ccaeducate.me20+ years as a Spanish teacher from K-12, University and more. Travel and Backpacking in 8 out of 20 Spanish-speaking countries! ¡Viva el español!

Jennifer Del Sol

Spanish 2

jcrawford@ccaeducate.me717-710-3300 ext. 11309Spanish and French certified teacherInternational travel to Mexico, Panama, and Spain

Jessica Crawford

Spanish 2

717-710-3300 ext. 11238vwestrick@ccaeducate.me24 years of teaching Spanish to grades 4-12, international travel and study abroad in Mexico

Vanessa Westrick

Spanish 2

(412) 530-1340 ext. 23682fortiz@ccaeducate.meI love to share the rich cultures, traditions, and beautiful places of my heritage. ¡Viva México!

Spanish 2


Rebecca Begec

Spanish 3

412-530-1340 ext. 23129emetzcherne@ccaeducate.meHas been learning and teaching Spanish since she was 13 years old. Worked, traveled, and wandered throughout Latin America.

Emily Metz-Cherné

Spanish 4

Fabricio Ortiz de Montellano

A biopic about Jose Hernandez and his path from a farm worker to becoming an engineer and an astronaut. A tale of perseverance, community and sacrifice to accomplish a seemingly impossible dream.Director: Alejandra Márquez AbellaWriters: Bettina Gilois, Hernán Jiménez, Alejandra Márquez AbellaStars: Michael Peña, Rosa Salazar, Julio Cesar Cedillo

Since its release 20 years ago, Diego Torres’ song “Color Esperanza (“Color Hope)” has given listeners a sense of unity, peace, and, of course, hope. It has been an anthem of change among the Latin Iberia and US Hispanic market. On 18 May the team released a new version of “Color Esperanza” and a new video to appear on Sony Music Latin’s YouTube Channel. Both feature popular blockbuster talent to grasp the attention of a new generation.

LKatya Celeste Echazarreta González is a Mexican electrical engineer, science communicator, and Citizen Astronaut. She worked at NASA, first as an intern during her university undergraduate career, then later as a test lead for the Europa Clipper Ground Support Equipment group.Find out more here!

National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins each year on Sept. 15, celebrates U.S. Latinos, their culture and their history. Started in 1968 by Congress as Hispanic Heritage Week, it was expanded to a month in 1988. The celebration begins in the middle rather than the start of September because it coincides with national independence days in several Latin American countries: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica celebrate theirs on Sept. 15, followed by Mexico on Sept. 16, Chile on Sept. 18 and Belize on Sept 21.Here are some key facts about the nation’s Latino population by geography, and by characteristics like language use and origin group.

Explore the videos below!

Want to learn more about Hispanic Heritage in the US?

All record label net proceeds from the song will benefit the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and its COVID-19 relief efforts throughout the Americas.