Students compete in National French Competition

Sophia Alaniz, Web Editor

Last year our French program was rewarded by The American Association of Teachers of French for Best Exemplary French Program in Texas . The program does so well because of the outstanding placement in Le Grand Concours or The National French Contest. The contest is a test that judges the students listening, writing and just general compression of French. The contest has been going on since the 1980’s, we’ve only been participating since Madame Simon, the French teacher started teaching here six years ago. This year the competition will be held on March 9 after school, you do not have to be a French student to take the test.

“I think we’re going to do pretty well [this year],” Simon said “They don’t really study or prepare, they just kinda walk in and get tested on what there suppose to be learning up to this point. We always do really well and they’re so smart and they’re so good at it.”

The French three and four classes get the most participants for the competition, this year there will be 35 students competing.

“I think I will do really well,” sophomore Lizzie Rice said “Just because Madame Simon has a really good French program and has won awards for our French program in Texas. I also really enjoy French.”

In previous years Zach Burky, Laura Figi and Johnny Morreale have been placed in the top 30 in the nation.

“It [being placed that high] was pretty great,” Burky said “But it was dampened a bit by not being able to know my competitors.”