Nebraska Librarians Encouraged to Promote 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

Latino American CommissionThe Nebraska Latino American Commission invites the youth of Nebraska to participate in the Ninth Annual Hispanic Heritage Month State Commemoration Essay Contest. The theme revolves around a quote from influential leader Julian Castro, former mayor of San Antonio, current Secretary of U.S. Housing & Urban Development. Students are asked to write about what his words and Hispanic Heritage Month mean to them. “In the end, the American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don’t always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor.”  Please note that eligibility requirements are inclusive: Students of all ethnicities currently enrolled in a Nebraska public, private, home school or magnet school (grades 6 – 12). Entries welcome in English or Spanish, and must include a signed entry form. More information at All essays due by Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 5 P.M. Essays and entry forms may be submitted by email to, via fax at 402-471-4381, or mailed to: Nebraska Latino American Commission ATT: Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest P.O. Box 94965 Lincoln, NE 68509-4965 CONTACT:  Jasel Cantu Public Information Officer Latino American Commission Nebraska State Capitol 6th Floor, PO Box 94965 Lincoln, NE 68509-4965 Office: 402-471-2791 Fax: 402-471-4381 Email:    
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