Freedom student is going to West Point

A Freedom High student recently received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point. Dean LaGattuta received word that he’d been accepted into the prestigious service academy on Jan. 20. He accepted the appointment on Jan. 31. Ironically, LaGattuta, 18, was visiting the West Point, New York campus when he received the good news. “It was just complete disbelief. I really … [Read more...]

Carolyn Forche shares her poetry at Saint Leo 

Poet and human rights advocate Carolyn Forche learned a lot about life and language from her paternal grandmother, Anna, an immigrant from the former Czechoslovakia. Her grandmother spoke five languages, said Forche, but her English was inventive. She described a colander as “macaroni stop water go head.” Forche paid attention. “I thought, ‘Oh, you can play with language, make things up.’ … [Read more...]