VHS Students Score High On National French Test

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National French Test VHSIn March, many Verona High School students expressed an interest to challenge themselves and participate in this year’s National French Contest. The National French Contest/Le Grand Concours is an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). Students in all 50 states and abroad compete against their peers with similar educational background by taking a multiple-choice test that covers listening comprehension, vocabulary and grammar in context, as well as reading. Out of the 22 Verona students who registered to compete, 17 were awarded prizes, as well as AATF national and chapter recognition. Emily Podolak and Eugenie Mordkovich, the French teachers at H.B. Whitehorne Middle School and Verona High School, are extremely proud of the students’ success and wish them well in their future endeavors.

VHS’ 2017 National French Contest honorees are:

Gold
Anna Konrad-Parisi (Level II – ranked 2nd nationally and in New Jersey)
Erin Petrino (Level II – ranked 2nd nationally and in New Jersey)
Jessica Sidrak (Level II – ranked 2nd nationally and in New Jersey)

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Silver
Madeline Bello (Level II – ranked 5th nationally and in New Jersey)
Maximilian Handler (Level II – ranked 6th nationally and in New Jersey)
Nicole Volpe (Level III – ranked 13th nationally and 12th in New Jersey)

Bronze
Priya Limbachiya (Level II – ranked 9th nationally and in New Jersey)
Ethan Triggiano (Level II – ranked 8th nationally and in New Jersey)
Kelly Esposito (Level III – ranked 17th nationally and 16th in New Jersey)
Gillian Lamb (Level III – ranked 18th nationally and 17th in New Jersey)

Honorable Mention
Simone Conforti
Alexandra Deutsch
Patrick Hogan
Leah Pandian
Michael Sluck
Margaret Evans
Maeve McGinley

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