Twenty-six Lakeville South High School French students competed in A Vous la Parole — a French speaking contest that was held April 27 at Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota.
The event received 1,223 entries from students in grades 7-12 and recognizes excellence in French speaking skills. The various categories included prose and poetry recitations, theater
presentations, song performances, extemporaneous reading and conversation as well as original skits. The students presented their work to authentic French speakers.
Students were rated on a four-star system based on their performances — with four stars being the highest rating. Four stars earned the participants a blue medal, three stars earned a red medal, and two stars earned a white medal. All participants received a certificate of participation regardless of their particular rating.
“I am proud that all four levels of my French students participated in the contest, and all of the Lakeville participants received ratings of excellent (blue ribbons) or très bien (red ribbons),” said Anne Muske, LSHS French teacher.
The annual contest is sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French, with support from the University of Minnesota Department of French and Italian.