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Gift benefits Italian studies at Cape Henlopen High School


By Italian-American Herald

LEWES – Italian classrooms at Cape Henlopen High School have begun receiving the Italian magazine OGGI, and a deserving senior will soon be awarded a $1,100 scholarship.

The new developments began in December when faculty member Cristina Christy received a check intended to foster “the diffusion of the Italian language and culture” from the America-Italy Society of Philadelphia (aisphila.org), under the direction of Franca Riccardi.

Christy’s Italian classes had previously enjoyed a subscription to OGGI magazine, but the cost had recently tripled, making it prohibitively expensive.

“This magazine is perfect for students in every level,” Christy said. “It is similar to our People magazine in that the articles are current, and on topics that interest almost every student. This year especially, with so many students learning in part or completely on a computer, our students have little opportunity to hold a book or do work on paper – and some of them/us miss this!”

Christy looks forward to awarding the balance of the America-Italy Society of Philadelphia check to a deserving senior.

“While I have had many deserving students, the one who will receive this award holds a special place in my heart. I cannot wait to present it,” she said.

Christy also looks forward to resuming class visits to Italy once the pandemic has passed. The last trip was in 2017.

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