(North Bergen—June 23, 2015) High Tech’s Tania Houwayek, a resident of Union City, has been awarded the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Outstanding Senior in French Award, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
The AATF Award, made annually to a graduating senior, goes to those students who demonstrate excellence in the study of French as well as exceptional commitment to the French language and the many cultures associated with the French language or a derivative thereof. Recipients must complete at least three years of French at the time of graduation and be non-native speakers of French to qualify for the AATF Award.
A member of the High Tech French Club and Societe honoraire de Francais, Houwayek has been a studious member of Dr. Laje Gashi’s classes for four years at High Tech, has competed in the National French Contest, has participated in National French Week, and has competed in the French Poetry Contest.
Founded in 1927, the AATF has as its mission the promotion of the study of French language and French-speaking literatures and cultures at all levels. The AATF proudly recognizes the achievements of outstanding students and their teachers.