The results of 2016 Le Grand Concours are in and are truly impressive with 67 national laureates out of the 136 students present that day.
Le Grand Concours is the National French Contest for students of French in middle and high school. This year, over 85,000 students were enrolled across the US. The competition uses authentic cultural material from a number of francophone countries and tests students’ oral comprehension, reading, and grammar knowledge. The contest places students in different fluency categories depending on their backgrounds to ensure fairness. It takes into account their levels of French, years of study of the language, and also family backgrounds. At Waring, 3 students were placed in the bilingual/bicultural category for their respective levels. The results of their performances were ranked separately.
This year, once again, our students excelled in the Grand Concours. Waring is proud to have 67 national laureates receiving 67 medals: 2 platinum (for a perfect score), 17 gold ( 95th percentile), 28 silver (85th or 90th percentile), and 20 bronze (75th or 80th percentile).
Here are the recipients for the regular category:
Bronze Medal Recipients
FLES (6th grade): Georgia Nourse
Level 01A: Cole Sauder, Clara Corcoran, Henry Younger, Ilaria Bardini
Level 1A: Anna Milendorf, Arden Collis-Puro, Lilian Corcoran, J.P Penaloza, Henry Symes
Level 2A: Elijah Biletch, Sarah Bradshaw, Stefan Karlberg, Sara Wheeler, Jared Wood
Level 3A:Tano Barendson-Rossi, Autumn Buhl, Carli Comparato
Level 4A: Emma Garthwaite, Sam Lincoln
Silver Medal Recipients
Level 01A: Auden Muchnik, Tucker Smith, Jack Martin, Olivia Miller, Mattie Knowles, Eleanor Grigg-Schoenberg , Cecelia Russell, Anand Fedele
Level 01B: Jemma West
Level 1A: Campbell Boisvert, Maia Buxbaum, Luna Schiller, Will Stomberg, Elizabeth Tham, Benny Weedon
Level 2A: Konrad Ellis, Sarah Malboeuf, Ilana Frost, Julia Natale, Louis Quinquis, Richard Stuart, Grace Symes, Lily Wildrick
Level 3A: Elizabeth Ward
Level 4A: Reid Bradshaw
Level 5A: Liam Boyd, Bobby Malley, Grace Panetta
Gold Medal Recipients
Level 01A: Spar Mulder, Catie Nemeskal, Griffin Wells
Level 1A: Ellie Tapping, Phoebe Holz, Maddie Jutras, Gareth Buhl.
Level 2A: Pearce Crocker, Madeline Boyd, Aly Yanishevsky, Sasha Malley, Alice Sullivan, Jackson Tham
Level 3A: Sascha Denby, Lucy Sinclair
Level 4A: Jack Kelly
In the Bilingual category:
Gold Medal Recipient
Level 2C: Chloe Hupin
Platinum Medal Recipients
Level 2C: Paul Taylor
Level 5C: Emma Taylor