Saint Ignatius High School

National French Contest 2022 Winners

This year, Saint Ignatius High School had three medalists in The National French Contest. Two students earned Silver Medals and one student earned a Bronze Medal. In addition, 8 students received Honorable Mentions. 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, 42,813 students throughout the United States took part in the competition. Students may earn prizes based on their score/national percentile as follows:

Silver Medal: 
Level 3A
Daniel Anthony ’23
Drew Dyer ’23

Bronze Medal:
Level 3A
Ryan O'Donnell ’23

Honorable Mention:
Level 1A
Ryan Lawlor ’25
George Zaky ’25

Level 2A
Xavier Walsh ’23
Patrick Harb ’24

Level 3A
Darius Comaniciu ’23
Ryan Wellman ’23

Level 4A
Stephan Jamet ’22
Christian Wolke ’22

Congratulations, Wildcats!