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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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Oct 15

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.

“Santillana USA is thrilled to continue its alliance with Vme and up-hold our commitment to providing students with access to the best quality Spanish-language materials,” said Miguel Tapia, President of Santillana USA Publishing Co., Inc. “Our hope is to help ensure the future achievement and overall academic success of students in the U.S. by granting them the necessary tools to do so.

”Vme’s engaging and empowering entertainment is renowned for its innovative educational and original programming. “Vme is proud to partner with Santillana USA for a second year in a row to help bring students the highest quality language education materials, and in doing so, contributing to their overall scholastic success,” said Alvaro Garnica, Vme’s general manager. “Vme’s intelligent, innovative and inspirational programming and community projects continue to embody our core beliefs of entertaining and educating families in Spanish.”

For more information on how to enter the “Libros Para Mi Escuelita” Book Contest, including submission guidelines and complete rules, please visit: www.vmetv.com

About Santillana USA - With over 40 years of experience publishing exclusively for both the K-12 Spanish language and the English as a Second Language (ESL) educational community, Santillana USA is the leading publisher of Spanish language instructional materials in the US. Santillana USA is part of Grupo Santillana, the largest education publisher in the Spanish-speaking world, with 22 offices worldwide.  For more information, visit www.santillanausa.com.

About Vme - Vme delivers drama, music, sports, news, current affairs, food, lifestyle, nature and educational preschool content to our viewers. The 24-hour Spanish network, partnered with public television stations, is currently available in more than 10 million Hispanic homes reaching nearly 80 percent of the market. Vme is the first venture of the media production and distribution company, Vme Media, Inc.  To find out more please visit www.VmeTV.com.

 

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Crystal Bey October 15, 2012 at 6:05 PM Reply
I teach HighSchool Spanish in Richmond, VA. I love your program.
Spanish Classroom October 16, 2012 at 7:55 PM Reply
And we love you! Thank you Crystal! We hope to see a submission from your school : ).
Debbie Carter November 23, 2012 at 5:42 PM Reply
Hello Crystal from your Santillana Rep who thinks you're a GEM!! Glad to see you're part of our online "family"! :)
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