I just want to say how proud I am to live in a town whose high school remains such a strong center for arts education [Poets, Paragon kilns and Giffin grips, Inside Report, News, May 6]. The fact that we encourage our freshmen to get involved in creative endeavors early in their high school career, allowing them to have their very own poetry slam, for instance, is fantastic. No wonder the quality of our performance arts is so strong.  

And to have a student recognized at the national level for ceramics? Not many high schools can boast of that. Kudos to the students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community for their support — and to Wednesday Journal for continuing to let us know how great this community can be.

Christine Hicks

Oak Park

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