French National Honor Society celebrates National French Week


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French National Honor Society held a potluck meeting today during PIT to celebrate the start of National French Week.
“The purpose of this week is to celebrate French in schools and to celebrate French-speaking countries’ culture,” French Club President Kristina Nguyen said. “It brings French to the local community.”
This year is the first time that French NHS has honored National French Week. During the potluck, club members spoke in French, ate French food, and watched videos about Francophone culture.
“French week to me, as an international student, means a lot,” senior Jorge Morales-Burnett said. “In this globalized world, by learning French and by learning about different cultures, we connect with other countries and not focus on ourselves, but on our world.”
National French Week was created in 1964 by the American Association of French Teachers to promote the study of the french language. The week lasts from Nov. 5-11.
“I choose to study French because I really like the culture of France and it has always been a dream of mine to visit Paris,” junior Amanda Wolfe said. “I think that French Week is really cool.”