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49 Students Medal on National French Contest

May 10, 2021 2:44:01 PM

The results of Le Grand Concours 2021 are in and impressive! 49 of the 149 Waring students who participated in the National French Contest were named national laureates.
Le Grand Concours is the National French Contest for students in middle and high school. This year 29,513 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.
This year, once again, our students excelled in the Grand Concours. Waring is proud to have 49 national laureates receiving 49 medals: 7 gold (95th percentile), 18 silver (85th or 90th percentile), and 24 bronze (75th or 80th percentile).
**Medal Recipients for the Regular Category**
Bronze medal recipients
FLES 2A: Noah Calderaro
FLES 2B: Niamh Golden, Poppy Lyons-McLin, Tate Zabin
Level 01B: Dylan Cook
Level 1A: Al Barzykowski, Claire Veenema, Eliza Loring
Level 2B: Gigi Richon, Matthew Lee, Polly White, Theo Van Alen
Level 3A: Belle Leonard, Kellen Martin, Noah Schiller, Owen Reimold, Toni Rose Babson
Level 4A: Beatrix Karambis, Georgia Nourse, Sophia Boyd
Level 4C: Lumiere Kazadi
Level 5AP: Clara Corcoran, Jack Martin, Jamie Gabbay
Silver medal recipients 
FLES 2B: Arabella Pelekoudas, Camille Grant
Level 01B: Gianna Clesceri Grabowski
Level 1B: Miranda Cotter-Holland, Paolo Calderaro
Level 1A: Elijah Streb. Olive Lyons-McLin, Sophia Loiacano
Level 2B: Aleene Castillo, Yaqi Liu
Level 3A: Chris Douglas, Maud Karambis, Olga Gadmer Langman, Owen Cooper
Level 5AP: Cole Cunningham, Griffin Wells, Henry Younger, Sparhawk Mulder
Gold medal recipients
Level 01A: Juliette Hale
Level 01B: Wilhelmina Rolf-Thaemert
Level 1B: Zoe Waller
Level 2C: Beryl Clarey
Level 3A: Ana Corum, Julie Durning, Rowan Mulder 
Anna Marie Smith
Written by Anna Marie Smith