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Author takes readers on an alternative journey through education

By Lynne Marsala Basche; photos courtesy of Anthonette Klinkerman

Nicole Winter and her son Ezekiel join author Anthonette Klinkerman celebrating the release of her new book, “Aloha, Mr. Hand: An Alternative Trip Through Education.”

On a late August evening at Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch, Castle Pines author Anthonette Klinkerman celebrated her latest book, “Aloha, Mr. Hand:  An Alternative Trip Through Education” with her supporters.  The collection of stories relays the remarkable accounts Klinkerman witnessed throughout her years teaching at an alternative high school, Eagle Academy.

The night also commemorated the first class reunion Eagle Academy Night High School had in 18 years.  More than 75 attendees, including former staff and administrators and honored guests – the former graduates, caught up and enjoyed the festivities and delicious Dickey’s Barbecue.  The crowd savored cake that was inscribed with former Eagle Academy principal Doug Seligman’s famous words, “Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.”

The Castle Pines Connection’s very own graphic designer Tim Gamble worked with Klinkerman on the cover.  The book made Amazon’s top 100 best sellers list in its category and was listed at number eight in its subcategory on the same day.

The families of Leandra Sandoval-Manriquez, Halle Althoff, and Dominique DeBello caught up and enjoyed the festivities in Civic Green Park.

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