LAHS Students Rank Nationally In Le Grand Concours

Gold Medal winner Zoe Hemez is ranked second in the nation. Courtesy photo.

LAHS News:

Seven Los Alamos High School students have ranked nationally in the 80th annual Le Grand Concours, according to National Director Lisa Narug.

Students include:

  • Zoe Hemez (gold medal);
  • Opale Schappert (gold medal);
  • Theodore Warner (silver medal);
  • Elise Koskelo (silver medal);
  • Rebecca Cai (bronze medal);
  • Irene Kwon (bronze medal); and
  • Esperanza Tapia (bronze medal)

Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students were evaluated for their written, oral and listening comprehension skills in French. More than 90,000 students in all 50 states competed in the 2015 event.

More than 20 LAHS students entered the competition under the direction of their French teacher, Louise Foliot-Gentile. In addition to these national and chapter winners, Serena Birnbaum, Sophia Jeffery, Kayleen Lederman, Sophia Li, Beatrice Nisoli, Michael Mallett and Ariel Rawls ranked in the top 10 in the New Mexico Chapter.

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