B'ville: Eleventh annual French Honor Society Induction

On Thursday, May 26, Le Cercle Fran ais, French Club and La Soci t Honoraire de Fran ais, French National Honor Society, both chapters recognized by the American Association of Teachers of French held their 11th annual induction ceremony.

While waiting for the processional of inductees, parents were entertained by a slide show of activities of both organizations, accompanied on the piano by Kaitlyn Clark. The theme of the evening's ceremony was "Tout - et Rien - voir avec le fran ais" (All - and Nothing - to do with French) showing how many other important things, in addition to language proficiency, are learned in a high school second language class.

Elaine and David Huebner, parents of French AP graduate Joellen Huebner (2009), as well as Susan and Donald Neault, parents of French AP graduate, Michael (1999), were honored for their many years of support. Donald Neault was also honored for his outstanding efforts as vice-principal and foreign language supervisor at Baker High School. Keeping with tradition, the seniors, coached by former Baker music teacher Carol Jacobe and accompanied by Christian Lawlor on the guitar, sang The World in Union from the film Invictus, with solos performed by Olivia Cuccaro and Morgan Noone.

This year, the Soci t Honoraire de Fran ais was awarded a prestigious grant from the American Association of Teachers of French. They used it to create a video on the importance of studying French. Titled: Oui, je parle fran ais, it was edited by former student Ryan Brissenden (2009), and features: Kaitlyn Clark, Meghan Conway Olivia Cuccaro, Emily Dengler, Tom Honsinger, Laura Passamonte, Nate James, Morgan Noone, Andrew Cuccaro, Jenny Hall, and Melanie Richardson. Each student received a copy of the video, which is posted on YouTube and on the French Club website bhscerclefrancais.com. AATF has also posted it on their Facebook page.

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