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NHS French class take part in competition

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Recently, Northview High School French students competed in the Indiana Association of Students of French Competition. Students who placed included (front left) Hannah Stewart, Riley Sutherlin, Bethany Wright, Jessamyn Moore, Hannah Hoopingarner, (back) Josiah Alstott, Travis Waelbroeck, Brad Harting, Nate Rose and Kevin Waelbroeck. [Order this photo]
Some Northview High School French class students recently competed in the Indiana Association of Students of French Competition and did very well.

"I am thrilled for these students," French teacher Kathleen Harlan said.

"As a teacher this really reaffirms that we are getting the information across."

The competition is held annually and is open to all schools within the state. Students from Northview competed against students from Terre Haute North and South, Greencastle, Center Groove, Noblesville, Zionsville, Lawrence Central and North Central High Schools.

"Each student could enter a maximum of four contests and they only competed against students at their same level of instruction," she said. "First-year students competed against first-year students, second year against second and so on."

There were 12 students who attended the competition at Terre Haute South.

This was the 19th consecutive year for the competition.

The mixed first-year, third-year and advanced team placed second in advanced skit.

They performed a 5-minute medieval farce in memorized French. Members were fourth-year students Riley Sutherlin, Jessamyn Moore, third-year students Josiah Alstott, Nate Rose, and first-year students Kevin and Travis Waelbroeck.

Travis Waelbroeck also placed third in Vocabulary. Moore placed second in Extemporaneous Speaking and also fourth place in History and Culture.

Third-year student Hannah Hoopingarner won first place in vocal music solo singing "La Vie en Rose," and Alstott was awarded first for accompanying her on the piano.

Third-year student Bethany Wright placed second in Translation and third-year student Brad Harting won third place in Geography.

Hannah Stewart, a fourth-year student, placed second in Sight Reading.

"All of these students have done wonderful work," Harlan said. "Their early morning practices were tough, but valuable."

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