Nearly 600 students in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska put together inspiring work at this year’s Holocaust Center for Humanity (HCH) contest. Out of all those entries, four Nikola Tesla STEM High School students placed in the top three. This year’s “Celebrating Life: 2022 Holocaust Writing, Art, and Film Contest,” put on by HCH, challenges students to explore the history and stories of the Holocaust.
Two Redmond High students help kick off Hispanic Heritage Month at Redmond City Hall
National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15-October 15. On September 21, two students from Redmond High School (RHS) were at Redmond City Hall to ring in the annual celebration of Hispanic culture in the United States. Itzel Lorenzo, senior, and Diego Gonzalez, junior, were there to accept the proclamation. The proclamation was read in both English and Spanish during the city council meeting. Mayor Angela Birney was on hand to read the English version while the founder of Padres Unidos, Monica Trujillo, read the proclamation in Spanish.
Lorenzo and Gonzalez participate in a group called Latinos Unidos at RHS. According to the RHS website, Latinos Unidos “has as a main goal to work with the Latino community inside of the school and outside in the Redmond community.”
The City of Redmond proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month states “each year, the United States observes National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the cultures, traditions, histories, heritage, and countless contributions of those whose ancestors were indigenous to North America as well as those who trace their roots to Spain or what is today known as Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.” This year’s theme is Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.