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In Memory Of Our Poets

Mary Emma English (English 1956 -1967)

August 19, 1903 - January 1994

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06/21/14 04:25 PM #1    

Gloria Hicks (Musyoki) (1964)

Hardest teacher, I ever had. She once assigned me to read Twain's Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court in one night. I will never forget her and her demands nor how much I learned from her. Our schools could definately use more teachers like her.

07/02/14 08:46 AM #2    

Michael Opitz (1964)

I had Mary Emma English for English for two consecutive years.  I hated Shakespere and grammer, but she wouldn't let me avoid learning.  Because of her I later learned to love Shakespere and grammer, and I also majored in English Literature at Auburn.  She encouraged me to read "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley which is so revelant today.  I am amazed that professionals in broadcasting do not know how to use the words "lay" and "lie".  She had high expectations of her students and herself.  She was very tough, and she had a positive effect on my life.  She taught me to love learning.  What more can you ask from a teacher...


Michael Opitz

Class of 64

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