LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Mr. Calzaretta is a great teacher

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Nate Brewer, Malcolm Gabbard and I are 8th graders at Pioneer Middle School. We want to say how much we appreciate one of the greatest teachers ever, Mr. Calzaretta.

We recently made a documentary in Mr. C's class about the Black Door Art Gallery, an amazing art gallery in downtown Walla Walla, that was accepted into Seattle's NFFTY National Film Festival for Talented Youth, which is the world's largest youth film festival.

During this festival we got to walk on red carpet, have a party on top of the Space Needle and watch films from over 20 different countries. This was a great experience for all of us and really inspired us to make more movies, but none of it would have been possible without Mr. Calzaretta and the Explorer Program.

Mr. C always has a cool project for us to do, whether it is making our own hard-boiled fiction radio shows, putting on a Greek food festival or directing our own Shakespearian plays, it's always interesting and engaging. In our opinion Mr. Calzaretta is the best teacher ever!

Brian Mott
Walla Walla

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