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National French Contest 2021 Winners

This year Saint Ignatius High School had four medalists in The National French Contest. One student earned a Gold Medal, two students earned Silver Medals and one student earned a Bronze Medal. In addition, 14 students received Honorable Mention. Congratulations, Wildcats!

Le Grand Concours, or The National French Contest, is a French event in the form of a 60-minute national competition. For more than 80 years, the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) has organized this event to recognize and reward individual student and teacher achievement.

Elementary and high school French students, in all 50 states and abroad, take a written test and compete against students with similar educational backgrounds for prizes. The competition uses authentic cultural material from a number of francophone countries and tests students’ oral comprehension, reading and grammar knowledge.

Every Saint Ignatius French student participates in the National French Contest. This year, 29,513 students throughout the United States took part in the competition. Students may earn prizes based on their score/national percentile as follows:

Gold Award (students in the 95th percentile)
Level 4A
Evan Defloor ’21

Silver Award (students in the 90th or 85th percentile)
Level 3A
Stephan Jamet ’22
Charbel Nakhle ’22

Bronze Medal (students in the 80th or 75th percentile)
Level 2A
Patrick Adler ’23

Honorable Mention (students in the 70th, 65th, 60th, 55th, or 50th percentiles)
Level 2A
Daniel Anthony ’23
Darius Comaniciu ’23

Level 3A
Calvin Sfeir ’22
Peter Chalhoub ’22
James Musonda ’22
Christian Wolke ’22
Ater Dek ’22
Luca Dix ’23
Juan Orellana ’23
Gianluca DiGiacomo ’22
Anthony Tran ’22

Level 4A
Stefano Lopez ’22
Benjamin Thiltgen ’22
Patrick Sinclair ’22

Congratulations, Wildcats!