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West Essex Middle School Students Participate in Poetry Summit

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(Some of the students who participated were, left to right, top row, Jake Brodsky, TJ Orsini, Justin Grey, all of North Caldwell, and Jake Haenggi and Rich Kurdek of Fairfield and Spanish Teacher Raquel Williams and bottom row, Devyn Aschenbach of Fairfield, Alex Apito of Roseland and Erin Schweighardt, Paige Wasserman and Lauren Auriemma, all of North Caldwell.) Credits: Allison Freeman
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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - West Essex Middle School eighth grade Spanish students participated in a live Poetry Summit on April 30 with schools from Canada, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Hawaii and New Jersey.

"Our Middle School students were the only students who recited poetry in Spanish," said Spanish Teacher Raquel Williams. “You’ve no idea the impact this created for my students. They had a clear example that studying Spanish can and should go beyond classroom walls.”

Student Lauren Auriemma said she and her friends had fun at the summit. "We all came together for the universal love of poetry," she said.

Paige Wasserman said she enjoyed working together with her friends.

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