4 WHS Students Score Well On National French Exam

WILMINGTON, MA — Congratulations to four of the world language students from Wilmington High School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2017 National French Examination/Le Grand Concours, an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.

Four Wilmington High School students earned an Honorable Mention for French III.

Those winners were:

  • Andrew Days (2019)
  • Kylie Flanagan (2019)
  • Michael Mangini (2019)
  • Amie Russel (2019)

Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.  Students were evaluated for their written, oral and listening comprehension skills in French.   More than 85,000 students in all 50 states competed in the 2017 event.

AATF President Catherine Danièlou indicated:  “French students who rank nationally in Le Grand Concours demonstrate a superior level of global responsibility, integrative cultural competence, language skills, and commitment to excellence and dedication. They significantly increase their community’s international profile. Their French teachers, whom they honor, work hard to produce responsible world citizens with multilingual capabilities. Le Grand Concours participants and winners all embrace an appreciation for other cultures, strive to continually learn and improve, and value the study of French. We are very proud of them and admire their commitment to both contributing to a better world and serving as exceptional ambassadors for their schools.”

For more information about the National French Contest, please visit our website: www.frenchteachers.org/concours.

Please join WHS French teacher, Joanne Veliz and the rest of the World Languages Department in congratulating their students on this outstanding achievement.

(NOTE: The above press release is from Wilmington High School.  The cover photo is from Jamie Boudreau.)

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