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L-EHS Spanish club collecting money for Books for Ecuador project
Queen of Water
Mara Virginia Farinango (left) is the inspiration for the novel, The Queen of Water, by Laura Resau (right). L-EHS Spanish club is collecting money for books for the school where Farinango is the guidance counselor. - photo by CI File Photo
Lugoff-Elgin High School’s Spanish club is helping to collect money for books for Colegio Isaac Jesus Batera, a school in Ecuador. This isn’t just any school, Colegio Isaac Jesus Batera is the school where Queen of Water subject María Virginia Farinango works as a guidance counselor. "The students who read Queen of Water feel a personal connection with Maria and her school," L-EHS Spanish I teacher Gaye Howard said.

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