Students Rank Nationally in French Contest

Date: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

According to Lisa Narug, National Director of Le Grand Concours, 33 out of 126 St. Pius X students who participated in the National French Contest ranked nationally. Pius students competed and earned medals at all levels of the contest. Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students were evaluated for their written, reading and listening comprehension skills in French. More than 75,000 students in all 50 states competed in the 2018 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.”

Here are our 33 gold, bronze and silver laureates, as well as our honorable mention winners:

LEVEL I

Silver:

  • Ansley Davis
  • Jenna Repasky
  • Janae Profit

Bronze:

  • Lindsay, Broadway
  • Avery Graves
  • Isabel Cruz

Honorable Mention:

  • Eva Davis
  • Dunbar Deaja
  • Caleb Duval
  • Jacob Floody
  • Marianne Hoeffer
  • Catherine Leonard
  • Kathleen Ryan
  • Molly McIntosh
  • John Montello
  • Nicolas Galeano
  • Abril Sandoval
  • Ashley Tootle
  • Jacob Vrazel

LEVEL 2

Gold:

  • Sophia Millard
  • Anne Lee

Silver:

  • Ana Harp
  • Natania Tedla
  • Chloe Woods
  • Anabelle Didier
  • Sofia Baron

Bronze:

  • Charles DeVitt
  • Elizabeth Heim
  • Lauren Pompilio
  • Sarah Torres
  • Catherine Trainor
  • Cody Nelson

Honorable Mention:

  • Kathllen Aldrich
  • Nolan Callaghan
  • Nicolas Carrasquero
  • Hannah Chin
  • Caroline Hopkins
  • Colby Johnson
  • Katherine Jones
  • Jamie Martin
  • Aryan Nair
  • Ella Newbern
  • Alessio Raggy
  • Sydney Smith
  • Shannon Sullivan
  • Philip Van Hull
  • Deslyn Williams

LEVEL III

Gold:

  • Margherita Ceccagnoli
  • Lily Massey

Silver:

  • Monserrath Juarez
  • Sebastian Giraldo
  • Olivia Reeves

Bronze:

  • Eleanor Glenn
  • George Madathany
  • Nicolas Rose
  • Addison Schultz
  • Salma Villalta

Honorable Mention:

  • Sophie Alarcon
  • Grace Bartle
  • Josie Bauer
  • Minnie Black
  • Nicholas Broadway
  • Catherine Case
  • Abigail Gillin
  • Caroline Gray
  • Clare Hungeling
  • Helen Kolker
  • Blake Reynolds

LEVEL IV

Gold:

  • Corinna Alting

Bronze:

  • Andrea Sucre

Honorable Mention:

  • Annie Bicego
  • Olivia Digiacomo
  • Daniella Galeano
  • Mary Hays
  • Maddy Houk
  • Liza Karalexis
  • Catherine Lee
  • Moody Delaney

LEVEL V

Silver:

  • Federico Ceccagnoli

Honorable Mention:

  • Margaret Green

Please note that while most schools select only their best French students to participate in the National French Contest, it is the policy of the World Language Department at Saint Pius X to enroll all French students in this competition. A comparison between national averages and St. Pius X averages is given below:

  • French 1: National Average: 45.47 – St. Pius X average: 48.57
  • French 2: National Average: 44.20 – St. Pius X average: 46.36
  • French 3: National Average: 30.93 – St. Pius X average: 32.06
  • French 4: National Average: 34.53 – St. Pius X average: 38.33
  • French 5: National Average: 36.20 – St. Pius X average: 39.50

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