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2008-07-31 03:00:37

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 31--Maria Olinger has taught special education to students in New York City with Teach For America, and this fall she will tutor children in English in Costa Rica. But for the summer, the 2000 Holmen High School graduate has returned to the Coulee Region to teach an art enrichment class at Spence Elementary School. "This has been a dream job," Olinger said. "This is what teaching should be like. It's not stressful, and I enjoy coming to...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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