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Penn State Fayette celebrates fourth annual “Fayette Journee Francaise”

High School French Student Winners
11/18/2011 —

Nov. 7 marked the 4th annual Penn State Fayette Journée Française where local high school students of French participated in French language competitions (poetry recitation, posters, and multimedia presentations) in honor of National French Week at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. The theme for this year's celebration was L'Harmonie dans le monde francophone (Harmony in the French-speaking World). Students and faculty and the Penn State Fayette French-speaking community also enjoyed a performance by Tim Mooney, "Molière Than Thou,” a fast-paced one-man show featuring the comedy and social commentary of France's beloved 17th century playwright. A delicious Francophone lunch of Canadian Poutine (French fries with cheese and gravy), French Dip sandwiches and Mousse au Chocolat were enjoyed by all. Vive la Francophonie! 

Winners of Multimedia Francophone presentation on L'Harmonie (Geibel Catholic Senior High School, French 3,4, and 5) 

Back row from left to right: Jared Beck (also 2nd prize: Poster category), Daniel Dix (also 3rd prize, Poetry Recitation category), Katie Chambers (also 2nd prize, Poetry Recitation category), Brianna Workman (also 1st prize, Poetry Recitation category), Liz Mimis, Peter Tarka, Neil Solan 

Front row from left to right: Ashley Tomasko (also 1st prize, Poster category), Toni Ardabell, Taylor Yeardie (also 3rd prize, Poster category), Haley Hutchinson, Rachel Erdeley, Olivia Rakas, Patrick Nahhas, Jonah Delmar. 

Not pictured: Joe Lechnar, Brittany Rulli 

For more information or to be placed on the invitation list for next year's event, please contact Dr. Susan Frenchik, Penn State Fayette, 724-430-4121, sfc13@psu.edu.

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