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HOMETOWN HEROES: Exploring a new world

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By Don Pace

For the past six years, Highlands University Spanish Professor Lillian Gorman has been taking a group of students on an adventure that is partly academic and partly an exploration of a new world.

And it’s with an intense focus on the Spanish language. 

Each summer, Gorman and about a dozen students spend two weeks immersed in the Spanish language at Casa Xalteva, a small orphanage and school in Nicaragua.

Each year, the students return home with many stories and fond memories of the special time they spent there.


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