Baker celebrates National French Week

If you ask any one of the Baker French Club's 80 members, they'll tell you that November was an extremely busy month.

The club celebrated National French Week from Nov. 3 to 10, which was kicked off by a visit to the Turner to C (c)zanne exhibit at the Everson Museum. The students also had a chance to create their own masterpieces by coloring copies of French impressionist paintings, which covered the wall outside a French classroom. Emily Dengler, Frankie Libbon, Carlos Clemenz, Kelsey Eckler, Lindsey Casson and Sarah Mitchell created exceptionally accurate reproductions of their paintings. These colorful creations not only introduced the school to French art, but also displayed the enthusiasm and appreciation for French culture present at Baker High.

The Cercle Fran ais celebrated National French week in a variety of other ways. French music was played on the morning announcements, a word of the day was posted in the hallway and French recipes were given out for all students to try. Also, students showed their enthusiasm by proudly wearing their French-American flag pins. On Nov. 10, Cercle Fran ais hosted a party for all students with cr pes and a French movie: a perfect way to end the week.

After National French week, it is easy to see Cercle Fran ais' appreciation and enthusiasm for all things French. The club has become one of the biggest and most involved student organizations at Baker High School, and there's no doubt it will continue to do great things throughout the year.

Pictured (from left) are the winners of the impressionist art coloring contest: Kelsey Eckler (Degas), Sarah Mitchell (Cassatt), Lindsey Casson (C (c)zanne) and Carlos Clemenz (Van Gogh). Missing from the picture are: Emily Dengler (Renoir) and Frankie Libbon (Manet).

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