From Bulgaria to Greenbrier

By: Lisa Ferrari Email
By: Lisa Ferrari Email

March 16, 2007

A group of elementary school students learned about the country of Bulgaria Friday and their teacher came from thousands of miles away.

A representative from Charlottesville’s sister city of Pleven gave kindergarten students at Greenbrier a personal lesson in Bulgarian geography. She also taught them about the Bulgarian alphabet and read stories in her native tongue.

“It’s so important for them to appreciate people from different parts of the world. We have so many students who have come to us from all over the world, but we celebrate those differences,” said Greenbrier Principal Faye Giglio.

Students at Greenbrier have had visitors from all the continents and from almost every state.

The comments sections of are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 6543482 -
Gray Television, Inc.