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Ooh, la, la: 200 High school students attend French Day at Penn State Fayette

11/1/2010 —

More than 200 high school students from Fayette County visited Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus Nov. 1 for French Day, a celebration designed to kick-off National French Week. Now in its third year, students from Connellsville High School, Geibel High School and Uniontown High School participated in the event. This year’s theme was “Peace in the French-Speaking World.” The students, who all study French, participated in contests, including a vocabulary competition, poetry recitation, multimedia presentation, and knowledge of French culture. Students also submitted posters and compositions in advance.

Contest winners include:

  • Vocabulary—First Place: Adam Merendino, Connellsville Senior High School; Second Place: Melissa Hager, Uniontown Senior High School; Third Place: Olivia Rakas, Geibel Catholic Senior High School
  • Posters—First Place: Connellsville Junior Highs East and West; Second Place: Olivia Rakas, Geibel Catholic Senior High School; Third Place: Isabella Sigaldo, Connellsville Junior High
  • Poetry Recitation—First Place: Dave Rulli, Geibel Catholic Senior High School; Second Place:  Brianna Workman, Geibel Catholic Senior High School; Third Place: Andy Mattis, Connellsville Senior High School
  • Multimedia—First Place: Geibel Catholic Senior High School; Second Place: Connellsville Senior High School; Third Place: Connellsville Senior High School
French Day

Penn State Fayette French Instructor Susan Crampton-Frenchik quizzes some students from Connellsville High School on their knowledge of French culture at the third annual high school French Day at the campus. Students include (front, from left) Emily Clark, 11th grade; Tyler Shultz , 10th grade; Laura Rowan, 11th grade; and Donna Black, 10th grade. Jaylyn Puskar, 10th grade, and Josh Fremd, 11th grade, are also visible.

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