Lakeville South students participate in annual French speaking contest

Lakeville South High School students who participated in this year’s French contest were (from front left)  Ben Wick, Alanis Roy, Madyson Morse, Katherine Redetzke, Claire Schostag, Annika Fox, Noel Jacobson, Alexandra Dillon, Christian Messier, (middle row) Elise Backer, Allison Brown, Jennifer Ellenburg, Leah DeYoung, Morgan Hollar, Amelia Anderson, Julia Edwards, Natalie Keyes, Caitlyn Jones, Lauren Reed, Dakota Aretz, (back row) Alyssa Ludwig, Grace Mohn, Kennedy Fleming, Erin Jagt, Shannon Parcher, Madison Koski, Sydney Olsen, Megan Pospisil, Rory McCabe and Matt Barry. (Photo submitted)

Lakeville South High School students who participated in this year’s French contest were (from front left) Ben Wick, Alanis Roy, Madyson Morse, Katherine Redetzke, Claire Schostag, Annika Fox, Noel Jacobson, Alexandra Dillon, Christian Messier, (middle row) Elise Backer, Allison Brown, Jennifer Ellenburg, Leah DeYoung, Morgan Hollar, Amelia Anderson, Julia Edwards, Natalie Keyes, Caitlyn Jones, Lauren Reed, Dakota Aretz, (back row) Alyssa Ludwig, Grace Mohn, Kennedy Fleming, Erin Jagt, Shannon Parcher, Madison Koski, Sydney Olsen, Megan Pospisil, Rory McCabe and Matt Barry. (Photo submitted)

Thirty Lakeville South High School students participated in the annual A Vous la Parole French speaking contest held in Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday, April 22.

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 1100 entries among students in grades 7-12.

The various categories include prose and poetry recitations, theater presentations, song performances, extemporaneous reading, extemporaneous conversation, as well as original skits. Students are 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 receive a certificate of participation regardless of their particular rating.

The students’ teacher is Anne Muske.

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