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French students clean up at national contest

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June 5, 2019 -- Congratulations to the Marcellus French students who swept this year’s National French Contest, bringing home 20 medals and 31 honorable mentions.
“Marcellus had phenomenal results – one of the best showings in the region,” Marcellus High School French teacher Jessica Cuello said. “And many of our students excelled nationwide. Félicitations à tous!”

More than 70,000 students across the nation compete in the National French Contest/Le Grand Concours, an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.

Students of French in grades one through 12 in all 50 states and abroad take a written test and compete against students with similar educational background for prizes. 

The award-winning Marcellus students, who were taught by Ms. Cuello and fellow French teachers Robin Brown and Audrey Misiano, are:

Middle School Level 1:

Silver medals:

  • Delaney Glass
  • Violet Grieb
  • Lindsay Kent
  • Justin West
  • Carter Witthoft.

Honorable mention:

  • Ethan Caron
  • Sydney Colon
  • Luke Frost
  • Hailey Gomez
  • Lila Kelly
  • Molly Tracy
  • Lilly Schultz
  • Mary Sherman
  • Chloe Weaver 

High School Level 1:

  • Emma Carver, silver medal
  • Honorable mention: Maggie Andrews, Leah Clark, Malia Couse, Virginia Lucchetti, Liz MacLachlan, Mary Mahoney, Morgan Parr-Fitch and Holly Southern

High School Level 2:

  • Kira Fikes, bronze medal
  • Mason Grieb, silver
  • Gabe Hoag, bronze
  • Gina McGivern, silver
  • Emily Moses, bronze
  • Mila Salvagno, bronze
  • Molly Stanton, bronze
  • Ava Watling, bronze
  • Honorable mention: Noah Brown, Dani Copp, Grady Germain, George Hanford, Hayley Hutson, Sydney Irving, Jenna Mattison and Kate O’Leary

High School Level 3:

  • Jaiden Capozzi, silver
  • Connor Novak, bronze
  • Connor Reagan, silver
  • Honorable mention: Anna Fern, Carley Frajda, Julia Schoeneck, Bronte Stahl and George West

High School Level 4:

  • Emily Falge, gold
  • Amy Francesconi, silver
  • Elaina Couse, bronze

High School Level 5:

  • Emma Holzwarth, honorable mention


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