Monday, the Alliance Française of Greenwich, Connecticut, rewarded its young students who excel in French. During a lovely ceremony held in the Greenwich Arts Center, the Alliance Française recognized and celebrated the greatness in French Language Studies in Greenwich village.
Middle school students as well as high school students were given prizes for their great achievements in the French language. A college scholarship was also awarded to Megan Tedford, who’s graduating from Greenwich High School.
Invited as Guest of Honor, Fabrice Jaumont, the Education Attaché of the French Embassy, gave a speech on the importance of a bilingual education, the great advantages of learning multiple languages, and his upcoming book, « The Bilingual Revolution ».
Students had the opportunity to talk about their choice to learn French, why they enjoy it, and their willingness to carry it further.
Each student was congratulated by Gail Covney, co-president of the Alliance Française of Greenwich, as well as Fabrice Jaumont. They were presented with a certificate of excellence and a French book to read during the summer.
Congratulations to all winners !
Picture: Fabrice Jaumont and Gail Covney with Fiona Busch of Greenwich Eastern Middle School