Students Earn National and State Recognition on 2014 National French Exam
June 2, 2014
Sacred Heart students have attained national and state recognition on the 2014 National French Exam. Close to 93,000 students nationwide and 3,500 in Connecticut participate in the “Grand Concours.” The students who placed in the top 10 nationally or in Connecticut attended the Awards Ceremony at Amity High School in Woodbridge in the presence of representatives of the French Embassy, as well as representatives from the Connecticut chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French.
The four Sacred Heart students awarded Laureate National Certificates are: Elizabeth Lamont, who ranked twelfth in the nation and tenth in Connecticut (Level 1); Ayah Elarabi, who ranked eighth in the nation and seventh in Connecticut ( Level 2 – bronze medal), Helena Bui, who ranked ninth in the nation and sixth in Connecticut ( Level 3 – bronze medal), and Andrea Sanchez who ranked twelfth in the nation and ninth in Connecticut (Level 3).
“The French department is extremely proud of our students…they have achieved a level of excellence on this year’s French National Exam,” commented Madame Levallois-Sanchez.
World Language offerings at Sacred Heart Academy currently include Levels I through AP and include ECE in French, Latin, and Spanish and AP offerings in each language. The study of world language reinforces English skills and offers students an appreciation of the diversity of cultures and peoples. Sacred Heart Academy strongly recommends that students take three to four years of the same language.