Eight MHS students were recently recognized for their achievements in the 2018 National French Contest, or Le Grand Concours, with four of those students ranking at the national level.
The 60-minute test, now in its 82nd year, is administered in March and sponsored by the members of the American Association of Teachers of French. The test aims to stimulate interest in the teaching and learning of French, and more than 70,000 students from all fifty states and abroad enrolled in the contest, in which they are evaluated for their writing, reading, and listening-comprehension skills.
Twenty-five Miss Hall’s School students took this year’s exam.Four of those students achieved scores that qualified them for top-ten rankings at the national level, while three ranked in the top-ten in the contest’s Western Massachusetts/Vermont Division.
Ranking nationally are:
In French I
Flavia Zas Vazquez ’20, second place, gold medal
Justyna Michalak ’19, sixth place, silver medal
Melody Cai ’20, tenth place, silver medal
In French III
• • Lilly Climo ’18, eighth place, gold medal, French II
MHS students receiving recognition for top-ten finishes in the contest’s Western Massachusetts/Vermont Division are:
In French I
Yaya Wang ’20, eighth place, bronze medal
In French II
• Heather Eyong ’19, tenth place, silver medal
In French IV
• • Charlotte Rui ’19, fourth place, silver medal
+ Kelsey Brown ’18, sixth place, bronze medal
• Placed on the 2017 National French Exam
• • Placed on the 2017 and 2016 exams
+ Placed on the 2017 and 2015 exams