Submitted photo French students from Mount Vernon High School pose for a group photo after earning medals in the 2019 Grand Concours national French Test. Students had to score in the top 25 percent to earn a medal. In the front row are Julieanna King and Miah Rodriguez-Hedeen; in the back row are Spencer Riffle, Chase Barron, Eleanor Wise, Abigail Taylor and Cassidy Helman. Beckett Elkins is not pictured.
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French students from Mount Vernon High School pose for a group photo after earning medals in the 2019 Grand Concours national French Test. Students had to score in the top 25 percent to earn a medal. In the front row are Julieanna King and Miah Rodriguez-Hedeen; in the back row are Spencer Riffle, Chase Barron, Eleanor Wise, Abigail Taylor and Cassidy Helman. Beckett Elkins is not pictured.

MOUNT VERNON — Eighteen students from Mount Vernon High School received special recognition for contest scores during the 2019 Grand Concours, the national French test sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.

This year over 70,000 students from all 50 states took the test. Students that received Mention d’Honneur (Honorable Mention) placed in the 50th-70th percentiles. Bronze medals were awarded for 75th and 80th percentiles and silver medals were for 85th or 90th percentiles.

The test evaluates oral and written comprehension skills.

Honorees from the French I class included Mia Armstrong and Nicholas Grega, honorable mention; Julieanna King, bronze medal, and Miah Rodriguez-Hedeen, silver medal. French II honorees included Hayden Baker, Megan Chamberlin and Ethan Richey, honorable mention; Abigail Taylor, bronze medal, and Beckett Elkins, silver medal. French III honorees included Elizabeth Clarkson, Ceci Ganz, Molly McKinley, Hunter Schisler and Jordan Treber, honorable mention, and Eleanor Wise, silver medal. AP French honorees included Chase Barron, Cassidy Helman and Spencer Riffle, bronze medal.

 

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