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B'ville: Eleventh annual French Honor Society Induction

It was then time for the inductees to speak about the benefits of knowing a foreign language and why they were planning to continue to study French. This was followed by Meghan Conway, who spoke in French and in English, about the April trip to France. Each of the 23 students received a DVD with all the pictures the chaperones had taken on the trip. This was followed by a summary of the activities of the fourth year of Cercle Fran ais including monthy meetings, field trips, penpals and the service projects of the members (peer tutoring, peer mentors, elementary school enrichment programs and fund-raising). Kayla Doody was commended for her exceptional participation in all of the activities of the organization.

Awards were given to the top scorers in the school on the AATF National French Contest. David Magowan, who also placed third in the region and fifth in the nation, and Michael Heins, who placed ninth in the region were recognized for the level three exam. Deanna Gerde, who also placed ninth in the region, was recognized for the level four exam. Laura Passamonte, who placed 10th in the region, was recognized for the level five exam.

Margot Courtois, an exchange student from France, received a small token of the organization's affection and warm wishes as she prepares to return home to Brittany after a year in the USA. Kayla Doody and Tom Hamm received gifts of appreciation for the magnificent journal they created for the April trip to France, which all travelers received.

The Cercle Fran ais' donation of $3,200 to Paige's Butterfly Run was presented to Paige's parents Ellen Yeoman and Chris Arnold. An additional donation of $200 was made to Relay for Life, $50 for William's Walk and $375 to Nicholle Gerde's November trip to Ha ti to help ongoing earthquake relief.

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