5 Scranton-area high school students named national French contest winners

5 Scranton-area high school students named national French contest winners

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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 the Scranton-area include national and chapter winners Rebecca Warholic of Elk Lake High School, and Chiara Caporale of Dunmore High School. Scranton Preparatory School national winners are Curran Hennigan and Mary Lundin. Alexandre Legrand-Wittich of Scranton Preparatory School was achapter winner.

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.

Scranton-area high school French contest winners who attended the awards dinner at King’s College are, from left: Barbara Alfano, French contest administrator; Rebecca Warholic, Elk Lake; Chiara Caporale, Dunmore; and Renee Schwartz, AATF chapter president.  Absent from photo are: Curran Hennigan, Alexandre Legrand-Wittich, and Mary Lundin.

Scranton-area high school French contest winners who attended the awards dinner at King’s College are, from left: Barbara Alfano, French contest administrator; Rebecca Warholic, Elk Lake; Chiara Caporale, Dunmore; and Renee Schwartz, AATF chapter president.  Absent from photo are: Curran Hennigan, Alexandre Legrand-Wittich, and Mary Lundin.

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