Twenty-Nine Students Awarded at State French Convention

Fifty-seven Indian Springs students attended the 2023 Alabama Federation of French Clubs Convention hosted by the University of Alabama on February 24. Twenty-nine students received awards for their accuracy and knowledge of French language and culture.
Competing in Levels I (Beginner) through IV (Advanced), students were recognized with the distinctions Grand Prix (grand prize), Supérieur (top quality), Très Bien (very good), and Bien (good).

Written Test
Darwin Lu ’26, Supérieur - Level I
Oliver Pang ’26, Très Bien - Level I
Max Xu ’25, Très Bien - Level II
Santiago De La Pava Jerez ’26, Bien - Level I
Avery Biga ’25, Bien - Level III
Alex Hage ’25, Bien - Level III
Manuela Montero ’25, Bien - Advanced

Individual Oral Presentation
Sarah Elizabeth Denny ’26, Supérieur - Level I
Talia El-Khatib ’26, Supérieur - Level I
Samantha King ’26, Supérieur - Level I
Sophie Roberts ’26, Supérieur - Level I
Ada Slaughter ’26, Supérieur - Level I
Julia Rosenstiel ’25, Supérieur - Level III
Stella Kidd ’26, Très Bien - Level I
Paula Taylor-Sanchez ’25, Très Bien - Level II
Yuji Nakano ’23, Bien - Advanced

Interpersonal Speaking
Talia El-Khatib ’26, Supérieur - Level I
Erin Sides ’24, Supérieur - Advanced
Sarah Elizabeth Denny ’26, Très Bien - Level I
Bettie Kerr ’27, Très Bien - Level II

Mayu Nakano ’23, Supérieur - Advanced
Erin Sides ’24, Supérieur - Advanced
Lizzy Tagtmeyer ’24, Supérieur - Advanced
Elise Picard ’23, Très Bien - Advanced
Courtney Chen ’23, Bien - Advanced
Lucy Craig ’23, Bien - Advanced
Yusuf Ozaydin ’24, Bien - Advanced
Phoebe Rominger ’23, Bien - Advanced
Nate Street ’24, Bien - Advanced

Choral Competition
Abigail Yang ’25, Supérieur
Lucy Castaneda Paredes ’25 and Kylie Peerson ’25, Bien

Special thanks to our faculty, staff, and parent chaperones and to Leah Velasco ’23 for her assistance. 

Congratulations to all our students and French teachers, Jean Bassene and Dr. Jonathan Horn ’75!
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