LOCAL FRENCH STUDENTS RECEIVE AWARDS

FRENCH:
Back Row:  Julio Gonzalez, Grace Gibson, Ryan Gingrich, Lydia Baulch, Phillip Pham, Lillie Roberts, Caroline Gilhool.
Front Row:  Chelsea Polanco, Arianna Krinos, Katherine Garcia, Dolores Hinckley, Gabby Griffin-Maya.

Photo Charles Ward

FRENCH: Back Row: Julio Gonzalez, Grace Gibson, Ryan Gingrich, Lydia Baulch, Phillip Pham, Lillie Roberts, Caroline Gilhool. Front Row: Chelsea Polanco, Arianna Krinos, Katherine Garcia, Dolores Hinckley, Gabby Griffin-Maya.

Samantha Mills, Staff Writer

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Congratulations go out to several world language students from Robinson High School who attained national recognition for their excellent performance on the 2013 Grand Concours (National French Exam).

Students from Robinson High School earned four bronze medals along with nine honorable mentions.  The students are: Chelsea Polanco, Arianna Krinos, Julio Gonzalez and Dolores Hinckley – Bronze Medals; Ryan Gingrich, Gabby Griffin-Maya, Lydia Baulch, Grace Gibson, Phillip Pham, Katherine Garcia, Caroline Gilhool, Lillie Roberts, and Mary Elizabeth Johnson –  Honorable Mentions.

The award recipients this year are students enrolled in Level Two French and competed against more than 19,000 other students across the nation.

The Grand Concours is administered each year in grades 1 through 12, with over 95,000 students competing, and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.

Students from Robinson High School have a history of high achievement on these exams; this year more than tripling the number of winners compared to last year and were taught by French teachers Dr. Barbara Rice and Mr. Charles Ward.

The awards will be presented to these students at the annual Awards Night at Robinson High School on May 16th, 2013 at 6pm.

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