On May 2, 2019 the annual
Gabe Zimpritch Symposium featured guest poet
Richard Blanco.

CEHS Staffer Lisa Melanson is in charge of the event.
CEHS student participants included:
Ben Connolly
Hajan Carr
Makena Deveraux
Firdaws Hakizimana
Marcella Hesser
Maahe Kazmi
Hannah Liess
Patrick O'Brien
Catherine Raupe
Bella Rodrigues
Raina Sparks 
Helen Strout
Liam Wagner

Students working for the day with Richard Blanco
at Thomas Memorial Library.

Richard Blanco speaks to students getting ready to present their original works that evening at a community poetry reading.
Senior Makena Deveraux received the Gabe Zimpritch Poetry Symposium prize for the best workshop poem.

Symposium founder Jim Zimpritch listening to Richard Blanco.
After the students shared their poems, Richard read several  poems from two of his books:

"For All of Us, One Today"
"How to Love a Country"

Richard stayed and chatted with members of the audience and signed copies of his books ... until every book was signed!
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Jeff Shedd, Principal
Nate Carpenter, Vice Principal
Eamon Keenan, Guidance Counselor
Brandy Lapointe, Guidance Counselor
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