Mary Ellen Ciganovich To Visit CSLA Thursday

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Poet Mary Ellen Ciganovich, author of “Healing Words: Life Lessons to Inspire” will share her inspirational writings with the CSLA eighth grade class on Thursday, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Ms. Ciganovich is an entrant for this year’s Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. The many difficulties she has faced in life inspire her writings. Ms. Ciganovich’s visit is made possible through a relationship to CSLA foreign language teacher Nancy Huston.

CSLA’s eighth graders have completed a poetry unit including studies in French and Spanish. Each student presented original poems at last week’s Coffeehouse event at the school.

Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts, a K-8 Paideia school, is a dedicated magnet with students from all across Hamilton County. Each student studies either French or Spanish beginning in Kindergarten. This year’s new lottery application process resulted in over 100 families being placed on a Kindergarten waiting list.

CSLA is at 6579 E. Brainerd Road at the corner of Vance Road.

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