Students place well on national French exam

French students earned top scores in this year’s national French exam Le Grand Concours. In level five, juniors Josh Oreman, Sara Fleischman and Oliver Doublet scored first, fourth and seventh in nationals respectively and first, second and third in Southern California. Tony Baker ’09, Joe Girton ’10 and Aidan Rajswing ’08 each scored third nationally and first regionally for level four.

In French level three, Jessica Marot ’09 received a perfect score, and placed first in the nation. Mario Cuevas ‘09 and Rosie Statman ’09 placed second in the nation. Christine Byun ‘10, Haley Feldman ‘09, Simha Haddad ’09, and Eva Levy ’10 all placed third in the nation, said French teacher Marilyn Shield.

In French level two, Todd Albert ‘10 placed fourth in the nation.

Oreman’s score makes him eligible for the Rotary Academic Prize, a scholarship for two weeks in Paris with free accommodation, enrollment at the Alliance Française and roundtrip airfareticket from Washington, D.C. to Paris.

Approximately 20 other students in both French classes placed between fourth and tenth place in the nation. All these students will receive honors at an Awards Ceremony on May 17 at Pasadena City College.

French students in level four and five earned top scores in this year’s national French exam Le Grand Concours. In level five, juniors Josh Oreman, Sara Fleischman and Oliver Doublet scored first, fourth and seventh in nationals respectively and first, second and third in Southern California. Tony Baker ’09, Joe Girton ’10 and Aidan Rajswing ’08 each scored third nationally and first regionally for level four.

Oreman’s score makes him eligible for the Rotary Academic Prize, a scholarship for two weeks in Paris with free accommodation, enrollment at the Alliance Française and roundtrip airfareticket from Washington, D.C. to Paris.

“I can hardly contain my happiness!,” French teacher Simona Ghirlanda wrote in an e-mail.

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