French Students Exceed National Expectations

 Marshwood High School French IV/V students and student volunteers from French II and French III participated in the 78th annual Grand Concours that was administered in late March. Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Tests for the contest vary by level. Students were evaluated on their written, reading and listening comprehension skills in French. Nearly 100,000 students in all 50 states competed in the 2014 event.

 Brian Austin (French II), placed 8th nationally, earning him a bronze medal and a Lauréat National certificate. French IV/V students, Darren LaPointe and Megan Zipse, placed in the top 80th percentile. They both earned Certificats d’Honneur and placed 5th in the chapter and 14th nationally. Nicolas Barrett (French IV/V), Julianna Burke (French IV/V), and Mary McColley (French II), earned Certificats de Réussite for their high scholastic achievement on this challenging exam.

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