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Every year, Americans around the nation get together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th. The contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the United States are endless and inspiring, and they have had a profound and positive impact on our county.

Dec 10 Libros para mi escuelita Contest Winners! - Free Resources for Spanish Teachers

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We are so excited to announce our winners for the Libros para mi escuelita contest! Santillana USA is so proud to award these schools over $10,000 worth of Spanish materials for their classrooms!

1st Place: Naval Avenue

6369 votes!

2nd Place: Travis Heights

5660 votes!

3rd Place: Maryland International

5449 votes!

A BIG thank you to all the schools that participated. All the videos were so much fun to watch and we hope your students had as much fun making the videos as we did watching them!

Nov 06 Win up $5,000 worth of Spanish books! - Free Resources for Spanish Teachers

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Oct 15 Enter for a chance to win $5,000 worth of FREE books! - Free Resources for Spanish Teachers

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Santillana USA and VME Announce “Libros Para Mi Escuelita” Book Contest.  

Total prizes of $10,000 in Spanish-language educational materials!

Santillana USA Publishing Co., Inc. and Vme Spanish-language television network announce the kickoff of the 2nd annual “Libros Para Mi Escuelita” Book Contest. The nationwide contest encourages parents, students, and teachers to create a video entry stating why their school is in need of Spanish and bilingual reading materials. Evaluated on their creativity, persuasiveness and presentation, entries will be voted upon by each school and its surrounding community. Families, friends and neighbors will have a chance to vote for their school every day from November 9th until November 25th.  The three schools that have the highest number of votes will win a total of $10,000 worth of Spanish-language education materials from Santillana USA.

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Every year, Americans around the nation get together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th. The contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the United States are endless and inspiring, and they have had a profound and positive impact on our county.

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