(North Bergen, NJ—April 25, 2018) Students taking French at High Tech took part in the 83rd Le Grand Concours (National French Contest), an annual national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
Students of French (grades 1-12) from all across the United States and abroad take a test that evaluates their written, oral, and listening comprehension skills in French. Teachers of French select certain students in their classes to take Le Grand Concours.
More than 75,000 students competed in the the 83rdLe Grand Concours.
Diana Concepcion of North Bergen earned Médaille d’or (Gold Medal). The following students earned Médaille d’argent (Silver Medal): Mously Lo of Jersey City, North Bergen residents Erica De Lacerda and Janine Garcia, and Camille Streuly of West New York. Also, these students earned Médaille de bronze (Bronze Medal): Harrison resident James Espinosa, Laiba Khan of Jersey City, and Kearny resident Andrew Tran.
The following earned Certificate d’Honneur(Honorable Mention): Bayonne residents Kate Neal; Nathalie Mera and Charlie Rodriguez of Guttenberg; Hoboken residents Valerie Calligy, Mary O’Brien, Alexandra Monti, and Bar Yifrakh; Krystal Andrade, Juliana Branco, Sally Mangassa, and Fatou Mbaye, of Jersey City; North Bergen residents Sarah Bacha, Lissa Herrera, and Julissa Laignelet; and Lila Del Risco, Danna Guerrera, Jade Lorences, and Andrea Mejia of West New York.