The J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board recently named Christina Kauffman, a Latin teacher at Stone Bridge High School, Seneca Ridge Middle School and River Bend Middle School, as a scholarship winner for its Classics Summer Seminar in Italy.
The award provides tuition and airfare expenses for an eight-week investigation into the life and literature of the ancient world. Kauffman will spend six weeks at the American Academy in Rome studying ancient city planning, architecture and various forms of art. After Rome, she will travel with other Fulbright winners to Cumae, where she will spend an additional two weeks at the Villa Vergiliana. Kauffman will visit and interpret archaeological sites that played a crucial role in Greek and Roman life and will walk where ancient authors imagined Odysseus and Aeneas to have wandered.