Forty-Five Springs Students Receive Honors at French Convention

Forty-five Indian Springs students received individual and group honors at the 2019 Alabama French Convention, held on March 8 at the University of Alabama.

Competing in Levels I (Beginner) through IV (Advanced), students were recognized with the following distinctions: Grand Prix (perfect), Supérieur (top quality), Très Bien (very good), and Bien (good).

Dictée
Level I Grand Prix — Mayu Nakano ’23
Level I Supérieur — Catherine Kung ’22
Level II Très Bien — Téa Adrian ’23

Extemporaneous Reading
Level I Supérieur — Yuji Nakano ’23
Level I Très Bien — Elise Picard ’23
Level II Très Bien — Caroline Beisher ’22
Level II Bien — Christopher Bradley ’22
Level IV Supérieur — Emma Wang ’20
Level IV Bien — Olivia Honeycutt ’22

Extemporaneous Speaking
Level I Supérieur — Cristina Giner Pascual '23
Level II Très Bien — Leah Velasco ’23
Level III Bien — Hooper Markert '21
Level III Bien — Paul Weir ’21
Level IV Supérieur — Kendall Owens ’19
Level IV Supérieur — Aidan Meador-Woodruff ’20

Individual Oral
Level I Très Bien — Mayu Nakano ’23
Level II Supérieur — Kennedy Tyson ’22
Level III Supérieur — Lily Geisen ’21
Level IV Supérieur — Matti Rose Lawrence ’19

Written Test
Level I Bien — Carina Lim '21
Level I Bien — Phoebe Rominger '23
Level III Bien — K.C. Owens '21

Video Competition
Très Bien — Thomas Adrian ’21, Sawyer Impello ’21, Hooper Markert ’21, Charlie Rueve ’21

Group Choral Performance
Très Bien — Anna McCormack ’22, Kennedy Tyson ’22
Très Bien — Courtney Chen '23, Nancy Hu '22, James Jia '21, Tatum Kelley '23 (artwork), William Kong '23, Mayu Nakano '23, Anna McCormack ’22, Amitis Moradkhani '22, Elise Picard '23, Abby Richie '22, Sofia Sigman '23, Kennedy Tyson '22, Stephen Zheng '21

Group Skit
Supérieur — Catherine Baker '20, Elizabeth DePalma '20, Dede Driscoll '20, Evan Dunbar '20, Molly Frohsin '20, Lily Geisen '21, Olivia Honeycutt '22, Paulina Kolorz '19, Matti Rose Lawrence '19, Jack Markert '19, Kendall Owens '19, Parker Schell '20, Emery Walton '19

“I am extremely proud of our students—not only for their success in competition but also for the outstanding manner in which they represented our school,” says Indian Springs French teacher Dr. Jonathan Horn. “They worked very well together, encouraged one another, and were attentive to one another’s needs. They were appreciative of the performances of other schools, they were respectful and personable in their interactions with participants from other schools, and—it seemed to me—had a whole lot of fun!”
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