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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 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.
Local national winners are: Crestwood: Paige Allen; Holy Redeemer: Ennio Mancuso and Briana Scorey; Wyoming Seminary Lower School: Maxim Crispin, Dominick D’Alessandro, Naomi Dressler, Jasmine Hancock, Andrew Kim, Michael Kim, Meghna Melkote, and Gabrielle Snyder; Wyoming Seminary: Rebecca Barnes, Sara Edgar, Maygen Kerner, Eric Massie, Stefan Olsen, Gabriel Pascal, Samuel Perreault, Yale Rosin, Cole Rosner, Sukanya Roy, Alec Samuels, Isaac Sours, Allyson Talarico, and Dominic Wright.
National winners who also received chapter awards are: Paige Allen, Rebecca Barnes, Maxim Crispin, Naomi Dressler, Sara Edgar, Jasmine Hancock, Andrew Kim, Michael Kim, Eric Massie, Meghna Melkote, Samuel Perreault, Stefan Olsen, Yale Rosin, Cole Rosner, Sukanya Roy, Alec Samuels, Briana Scorey, Gabrielle Snyder, and Isaac Sours.
Local chapter winners are: Crestwood: Gavin Lewis and Joseph Quinn; Holy Redeemer: Patrick Loftus and Sarah Williams; Wyoming Seminary Lower School: Beyza Akinci, Madeline Arthur, Kathryn Barilla, Parker Callahan, Kyle Hromisin, Jessica Kilyanek, Duncan Lumia, Ethan Meuser, Olivia Meuser, Olivia Ostrowski, Jonah Pascal, and Vivian Wright; Wyoming Seminary: Jeanne Gensel, Meera Patel, Sarah Scott, Mairead Tuttle, and Jin Xing.
King's College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Wyoming Seminary Lower School winners who attended the awards dinner at King’s College are, seated from left: Vivian Wright, Kyle Hromisin, Jonah Pascal, Ethan Meuser, Kathryn Barilla, Duncan Lumia, Dominick D’Alessandro, Michael Kim, and Andrew Kim.
Standing: Renee Schwartz, AATF chapter president; Sally Sprankle, French teacher, Wyoming Seminary; Meghna Melkote, Gabrielle Snyder, Olivia Meuser, Naomi Dressler, Olivia Ostrowski, Madeline Arthur, Jasmine Hancock, Beyza Akinci, Jessica Kilyanek, Parker Callahan, Maxim Crispin; Emily Bross, French teacher, Wyoming Seminary; and, Barbara Alfano, French contest administrator.
Local high school French contest winners who attended the awards dinner at King’s College are, seated from left: Patrick Loftus, Holy Redeemer; and Wyoming Seminary students Allyson Talarico, Mairead Tuttle, Yale Rosin, Isaac Sours, Meera Patel, and Jeanne Gensel.
Standing: Barbara Alfano, French contest administrator; Holy Redeemer students Sarah Williams, Ennio Mancuso and Briana Scorey; Crestwood students Gavin Lewis and Joseph Quinn; Wyoming Seminary students Rebecca Barnes, Jin Xing, Maygen Kerner, and Sarah Scott; and Renee Schwartz, AATF chapter president.