Twenty-eight Lakeville Area high school students participated in the annual A Vous la Parole French speaking contest held in Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota April 17. Sponsored annually by the Minnesota Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French, with the support of the University of Minnesota Department of French and Italian, the contest recognizes excellence in French speaking skills. This year’s contest drew 1,220 entries among students in grades 7-12.
The various categories include prose and poetry recitations, theater presentations, song performances, extemporaneous reading, extemporaneous conversation, as well as original skits. Students are given ratings based on a four-star system with four stars earning them a blue medal, three stars earning a red medal, and two stars earning a white medal. All participants receive a certificate of participation regardless of their particular rating.
The following Lakeville South High School students participated in this year’s contest:
BACK: Tayah Curry, Maci Kiecker, Caroline Kelley, Emily Copeland, Taylor Chapdelaine, Jenna Christiansen, Larissa Ernst, Anson Tiong. FRONT: Kaden Phetchantho, Addie Willingham, Kylynne Jones, Michelle Aouga, Eva Stotz, Timothy Juniel, Jack Kelley.
The following Lakeville North High School students participated in this year’s contest:
BACK: Cassandra Norton, Brenna Akason, Emily Afdahl, Joshua Aldrich, Kasey Warner, Danielle Warner. FRONT: Abilyn Bahr, Nora Renner, Kamila Rustamova, Sophie Thomas, Andrew Lyman, Andrea Olmedo-Ramos, Sophia Kalista.
The students’ teachers are Karin Anton and Anne Muske.