Priory French Students Earn Local and National Honors
Eight Priory students earned honors in the National French Contest this year. Le Grand Concours, or the National French Contest, is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). Students were evaluated for their written, oral and listening comprehension skills in French. More than 90,000 students in all 50 states competed in the 2015 event, which was the 80th year of the contest. AATF President Sister Mary Helen Kashuba urges all teachers and students to participate in this unique opportunity. Students measure their skills with those of other students throughout the country. They experience real-life French as they prepare for the Contest, enriching their lives through language, culture, and intellectual challenge.
Cesar Azrak, Sam Lombardo, James Orme-Rogers and Jake Drysdale were national winners (lauréat national), and John Forshaw, George O’Sullivan, Claudio Garcia, David, Holmes, Alexander Lowell, Ramzi Haddad, Stephen Krebs and Nathaniel McGraw placed regionally (cerficat d’honneur).
James Orme-Rogers also took 2nd place in the local Alliance Française Composition Contest, Level 3, and Cesar Azrak placed 3rd in Level 5.
For more information about the National French Contest, please visit: www.frenchteachers.org/concours.
Félicitations to these French students!