Coon Rapids HS students all earn medals in statewide French contest

Ten Coon Rapids High School students participated in the annual A Vous La Parole French-speaking contest held in Coffman Union at the University of Minnesota April 25.Sponsored annually by the Minnesota Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French, with the support of the University of Minnesota Department of French and Italian, the contest recognizes excellence in French-speaking skills.

This year’s contest drew more than 1,200 entries, a record number, among students in grades seven-12.

The various categories included prose and poetry recitations, theater presentations, song performances, extemporaneous reading, extemporaneous conversation, as well as original skits.

Students were given ratings based on a four-star system with four stars earning them a blue medal, three stars earning a red medal and two stars earning a white medal.

All participants received a certificate of participation regardless of their particular rating.

All the Coon Rapids students that participated in this year’s contest won medals.

They were Emma Young, Stacey Alfaro, Chelsea Valento, Lina Geiger, Rachael Sarrette,  Jordan Kassa. Deuchester Mogeni, Jennifer Vo, Beresford Jimmy and Nearyroth Men.