At the Dec. 2 French Oratory Competition at Ecole Bilingue that drew 100 high school students, 15 St. Mary’s Dominican High School students chose excerpts from French literary works and songs to recite from memory or sing before a panel of francophone judges. Following their performance, the judges posed several questions to each participant regarding the chosen literary work and his or her history with the French language.
French I, II and III honors students from Dominican who competed were: Monica Cabes, Sara Landry, Alexandra Amato (French I Honors), Kennedy Payne, Courtney Mercadel, Mia Pettit, Audrey Owen, Caroline Ondrusek, Rebekah Haase, Adelaide Madary, Olivia Olson, Catalina Torres (French II Honors), Emilie Wensel, Katie Zimmermann, and Sydney Raymond (French III Honors). Second Place at the French II level was awarded to Freshman Adelaide Madary for her recitation of “La Musique” by Charles Baudelaire.
Pictured above: St. Mary’s Dominican High School French I, II and III Honors students who competed in the French oratory competition at Ecole Bilingue were (standing, from left): Olivia Olson, Emilie Wensel, Audrey Owen, Mia Pettit, Kennedy Payne, Courtney Mercadel, Adelaide Madary, Catalina Torres. Kneeling: Sara Landry, Monica Cabes, Rebekah Haase, Caroline Ondrusek, Sydney Raymond and Alexandra Amato.
Vincent Sciama, Consul General of France, presented French teacher Joan Rupp with the outstanding teacher award and presented Adelaide Madary her award that included a cash prize.