Panel for Hispanic Heritage Month

On October 17th, the Abbott Lawrence Academy community gathered in the Performing Arts Center to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The event featured a synopsis of Hispanic Heritage Month, the presentation of Latin American flags, a community video on Latinidad, poetry, music, dance, and a panel of invited guests from the community. A special thank you to the following community members who served on the panel and shared what being Latino means to them:


  • Pavel Payano (City Councilor At-Large, Lawrence MA)
  • Fabian Guerrero (Police Lieutenant, Lawrence Police Department)
  • Gabriela Taveras (Miss Massachusetts, Lawrence MA)
  • Pascual Ruiz (Fire Inspector/Investigator, Lawrence Fire Department)
  • Kendrys Vasquez (City Council President, Lawrence MA)