September 15 – October 15, 2017
By Vernelle Mitchell-Hawkins
Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the many contributions of Hispanic and Latin people to the world. This is true in 4-H as well since the organization seeks to provide a “supportive and inclusive setting for all youth to reach their fullest potential in a diverse society”. Many Hispanic scientists have added to the body of knowledge that we now enjoy. Did you know Dr. Mario Molina is a chemist who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1995? He was recognized for his work in helping to identify the man made compounds that contribute to the destruction of the ozone layer? Dr. Luis Federico Leloir also won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1970. He is known for his discovery that sugar nucleotides help the body turn some sugars into energy. We salute these and all Hispanic scientists this month and every month because in Baltimore County 4-H Grows Here!