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Students Win Prizes in National French Competition

In March, Westminster French students were among 68,780 students across the United States who participated in the National French Contest titled Le Grand Concours. The American Association of Teachers of French sponsors the annual competition. Students of French in grades 1-12 in all 50 states and abroad take a written test and compete against students with a similar educational background for prizes.
“We are extremely proud of our national prize winners and of all students who participated in the contest,” said Westminster French teacher Claudia McGuigan. “The competition was fierce, and many of our students were among the best of the best. Félicitations!” 
The results were as follows:
Mention d’honneur award: Students in 70th, 65th, 60th, 55th or 50th percentiles
Level 1: Jack Adams, Jay Henry, Colin Pogue, Elizabeth Wolf
Level 2: Peter Barett, Troy Griffith, Jakub McKinney, Brian Opdenaker,  Simone Routledge
Level 3: Keegan Bankoff, Lucy Jones, Molly Rubin, Francesca Bradley, Katherine Ashe 
Level 4: Alison Mayer, Victor Barakett, Justin Louette-Isaac
Médailles de bronze: Students in 80th or 75th percentile
Level 2: Boniface Fatohou
Level 4: Olivia Goldstuck, Brandon Walker
Médailles d’argent: students in 90th or 85th percentile
Level 1: Carly Liebenthal
Level 2: Maris Cathcart
Level 3: Lucy Benoit, Allie Masthay, Taylor Hill 
Médaille d’or: students in 95th percentile
Level 3: Simonne Ponce 
Médaille de platine: The highest score in level/division (National rank 1)
Level 2: Bella Ursano

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