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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: We Have a Story to Tell the Nations

As I sat in church on Sunday, the words to a childhood hymn came to my mind: “We have a story to tell to the nations, a story of truth and light.” The reflection reminded me of last week’s Hispanic Heritage Awards ceremonies, where we heard two powerful stories that highlighted why RCC pays tribute to students of Hispanic descent in the 8th, 10th, and 12th grades who have a grade point average of 90+. RCC honored over 400 of these special students over two nights, and the Cultural Arts Theater was filled with students and their very supportive families. Many of these students will have a story to tell in the future, a story similar to that of our speakers, Lucy Redzeposki, the Director of Economic Growth and Tourism for Rockland County, and Michael Greco, United States Marshall for the Southern District of New York.

Stories are important to me. They convey messages and inspire others the way nothing else can do. Phillip Wilson, the preacher I heard on Sunday at St. Michae…