For Immediate Release
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The National French Contest, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), produced 45 chapter and 30 national winners from a pool of 448 elementary through high school student entrants from public and private schools in the Wyoming Valley, Milford, Scranton, Pocono, and South Williamsport areas.
The National French contest award recipients from Crestwood High School were national and chapter winner Paige Allen, and chapter winners Gavin Lewis and Joseph Quinn.
The late Dr. Margaret Corgan created the program at King’s in 1969. Since its inception, more than 24,000 students have registered for the test at the College. Corgan, who retired as a member of the King’s faculty in 2012 and passed away in March, was former chairperson of the department of foreign languages at King’s and past president of the local chapter.
Continuing a tradition that began in 1977, King’s College hosted a dinner for area national and chapter French contest winners and guests in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center.
King's College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Crestwood High School French contest winners who attended the awards dinner at King’s College are, from left: Joseph Quinn; Renee Schwartz, AATF chapter president and French teacher at Crestwood; and Gavin Lewis. Absent from photo was Paige Allen.