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Waldorf Wins Awards at French Poetry Contest


At the recent Nassau County French Poetry Contest on Tuesday, April 8th, students from the Waldorf School of Garden City gave outstanding performances in numerous categories. Of the 10 students who participated, six received awards. Students participated in two ways: writing their own original poems in French or memorizing and reciting a poem in French from a selected list in front of a small jury.

The following Waldorf students won awards for their original French poems:

  • 8th grader Emily Flint won Troisième Distinction for “Les quatre saisons”
  • 8th grader Conchetta Bohm won Première Distinction for “Jeux olympiques des animaux”

The following Waldorf students won awards for their recitations of famous Francophone poetry:

  • 8th grader Eric Beauvais won Premier Prix for “Tristesse” by Alfred de Musset
  • 9th grader Luna Splendori won Deuxième Distinction for “Rondeau” by Charles d’Orléans
  • 11th grader Elizabeth Chase won Troisième Distinction for “Chez la fleuriste” by Jacques Prévert
  • 11th grader Amanda Jean-Louis won Première Distinction for “Le Pont Mirabeau” by Guillaume Apollinaire

Sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, this year’s competition took place the Portledge School in Locust Valley, N.Y.

“We had great success!” remarked Waldorf’s high school French teacher Reina White.

Congratulations to all! And thank you to all the Waldorf students for representing our School so well!