Gold, three silver for Langley students

Four find podium at French public speaking competition

Students from several different schools in Langley swept a provincial French public speaking competition held last month.

Some 10,000 students from across B.C. competed, 240 made the provincial finals, and four students from Langley took home top awards in this year’s pan-provincial French public speaking competition, Concours d’art oratoire.

“In addition to the cultural and language benefits, Concours d’art oratoire helps students develop their creative and public speaking abilities, as well as self-confidence,” said Patti Holm, President of Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon.

“It’s an incredible feat to make it to the provincial finals — taking home a medal is a real achievement.

“We congratulate everyone who participated; they are all winners. Félicitations!” added Concours d’art oratoire chief judge, Dr. Renée Hamilton-Clark.

The provincial finals were hosted Saturday, May 2 at the Surrey SFU campus.

R.E. Mountain Grade 8 immersion student Jasmine Lee took first place in her category, April St. Pierre, a Grade 9 Walnut Grove Secondary immersion student took second in her category, École Brookswood Secondary Grade 10 core French student Roxanne Kondos took second in her category and Michael Pratt, Grade 12 Early Immersion at Brookswood took second in his category.