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Rolling Meadows students are high achievers in 2022 National French Contest

Five Rolling Meadows High School students, enrolled in French classes taught by Sara Kahle Ruiz, have earned national medals and honorable mentions in the 87th annual National French Contest, according to Lisa Narug, National Director of Le Grand Concours.

Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF).  In spite of the pandemic and all of the difficulties overcome in schools this past year, nearly 43,000 students in all 50 states competed in the 2022 event. Students were evaluated for their written, oral and listening comprehension skills in French. 

AATF President Eileen Walvoord indicated: These students have demonstrated excellence in their study of French and are to be highly commended. With their teachers, they have used the French language to engage with authentic documents and individuals around the world to explore cultures as diverse as Mali and Monaco, Senegal and Switzerland, Tunisia and Togo. The superior level of language achievement that they have attained will serve them well as they use these linguistic and communication skills throughout their personal and professional lives interacting with diverse peoples and cultures around the world and in their own communities. The students’ parents should also be thanked for their support for their children and for the French programs that make this outstanding achievement possible. On behalf of the American Association of Teachers of French, I offer to all who have contributed to these excellent high-ranking results: students, teachers, parents, administrators, as well as the local and national administrators of the National French Contest: Congratulations to all! Félicitations à vous toutes et vous tous!

The following RMHS students are to be congratulated for their outstanding achievement:

Silver Medal

  • Justin Meyer (Level 5 - AP)

Bronze Medal

  • Grace Fehlo (Level 4)

Honorable Mention

  • Haley Panchal (Level 5 - AP)
  • Pranet Patil (Level 5 - AP)
  • Rupsa Mitra (Level 4)