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French Students Take National Honors
April 24th, 2014


St. Pius X Catholic High School is pleased to announce the students honored by the American Association of Teachers of French for their aptitude on the 2014 National French Contest. Eighteen students were recognized as either national winners in the annual Le Grand Concours competition, including two students that received a gold medal for achieving a perfect score.

The students from St. Pius X participated in all four levels of the competition. Students at levelsl I and II must answer 70 questions in 60 minutes, while students at levels III and IV must answer 60 questions in 60 minutes. Connor Huddleston (Level III) and Lydia Peterson (Level II) had perfect scores and received a gold medal. Silver medals were earned by Catherine Corwin (III) and Aimee Paxton (II). All other students received a bronze medal: Level I-Elizabeth Fristoe, Amelia Snyder, Sofia Villegas and Andrea Werner; Level II-Caroline Alting, Josefinal Hersman, Flannery McAleer and Benjamin Norton; Level III-Jacques Davignon, Helena Hoffman, Audrey Mendzef and Sofia Rosas; Level IV-Matilde Fabris and Nina Patronis.

According to their Web site, the American Association of Teachers of French sponsors the National French Contest, or Le Grand Concours. The competition is held annually across the nation, and abroad, for students of French in Grades 1-12. Students take a written test and are competing against students with equal educational backgrounds.

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