LAHS students who ranked nationally in the 81st Le Grand Concours, with their French teacher Louise Foliot, center back row, from left, Theodore Warner, Liam Devlin, Opale Schappert, Zoe Hemez and Elodie Thelliez. Front row from left, Julia Rossato, Sophia Li and Priyanka Velappan. Courtesy photo
Julia Rossato, Elodie Thelliez, Theodore Warner, Priyanka Velappan, Elisa Cirigliano, Zoe Hemez and Opale Schappert, students of Louise Foliot at Los Alamos High School, have ranked nationally in the 81st annual event, according to Lisa Narug, National Director of Le Grand Concours.
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 85,000 students in all 50 stats competed in the 2016 event.
AATF President Catherine Danielon 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 Concourse 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.