Award-Winning Author Reyna Grande, Radio Personality Argelia Atilano, Inspire Lynwood Unified Students with Visits for Latino Heritage Month
Lynwood Unified marked the start of Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month on Sept. 15 with special visits from author Reyna Grande and radio personality Aregelia Atilano. Grande, author of the memoirs “The Distance Between Us” and “A Dream Called Home,” visited with students at both Lynwood and Firebaugh high schools. Atilano, a popular morning radio host and author, visited Will Rogers Elementary School to discuss her book “Grandes Dreamers: Twelve Fierce Latina Trailblazers Who Paved the Way in the United States.”
Award-Winning Author Reyna Grande, Radio Personality Argelia Atilano to Visit Lynwood Unified Schools in Celebration of Latino Heritage Month
All Lynwood Unified schools will observe Latino Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 as LUSD honors rich traditions and heritage through special events and celebrations.
Representatives of Lynwood Unified School District’s Board of Education, Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite, and elected officials will gather to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new state-of-the-art STEM lab at Firebaugh High School. Firebaugh High School students and key leaders will grab their hard hats and shovels to commemorate the new facility, made possible by a grant of $225,000 from the W. M. Keck Foundation, which will inspire young learners to pursue success in the District’s College and Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathway program. The lab will allow Firebaugh to double enrollment in its biomedical science and nursing program, along with its advanced manufacturing and engineering program. Those programs currently share a space that limits activities and projects.