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Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest: “What Being Hispanic Means to Me”


In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Vance-Granville Community College is holding an art contest titled “What Being Hispanic Means to Me,” open to all VGCC students and staff! Tap into your creativity to illustrate the importance and diversity of Hispanic cultures from your point of view.

Please drop off artwork at the VGCC student lounge on Main Campus (2101-C) or submit via email to

Winners will be announced on October 28; prizes will vary.

For more information, contact Jermiel Hargrove, Coordinator of Student Activities & Athletics: 252-738-3246

About National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) takes place September 15 to October 15 every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community. This commemorative event began in 1968 as “Hispanic Heritage Week” before being extended to a month in 1988. Since then, HHM has been celebrated nationwide through festivals, art shows, conferences, community gatherings, and much more. The month also celebrates the independence days of several Latin American countries.