by Jessica Cervantez
September 16th, is an important day in the Hispanic culture, it's Mexican Independence Day.
Samantha Luna and Priscilla Maurd will be honored in a celebration on Sunday honoring Mexican Independence Day.
Every year, September 16th is celebrated in commemoration of Mexico's first proclamation of independence from Spain in 1810.
In honor of the independence, ladies are chosen to compete in raising money for their church to be crowned the queen and princess. They say this is a good way to celebrate their heritage.