An independent day school serving grades K-12 | St. Paul, MN

27 students in Middle and Upper School earn National French Contest awards

Each spring, students studying French participate in the Le Grand Concours National French Contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. The national exam tests students’ listening comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary in French. It is recognized as the toughest test one could take in French, and getting a medal is a tremendous achievement.

Middle School Results (Level 1)

  • Gold Award (95%-100%)
    • Claire Kim '24 | National Rank 3rd, State Rank 1st
    • Samantha Gilats '24 | National Rank 4th, State Rank 2nd
    • Audrey Senaratna '24 | National Rank 5th, State Rank 3rd
    • Millicent Benson '24 | National Rank 5th, State Rank 3rd
  • Silver Award (85-94%)
    • Eliza Farley '24 | National Rank 6th, State Rank 4th
    • Orion Kim '24 | National Rank 6th, State Rank 4th
    • John Christakos '24 | National Rank 7th, State Rank 5th
    • Raven Glaser '25 | National Rank 8th, State Rank 6th
    • Helen Townley '25 | National Rank 9th, State Rank 7th
  • Bronze Award (80 - 85%)
    • Henri Peltier '24 | National Rank 10th, State Rank 8th
    • Bri Rucker '24 | National Rank 11th, State Rank 9th

Upper School Results

  • Level 1:
    • Bronze Award (80 - 85%)
      • Lindsay Browne '23 | National Rank 11th, State Rank 9th
      • Emma Krienke '24 | National Rank 12th, State Rank 10th
  • Level 2:
    • Gold Award (95%-100%)
      • Maddy Fisher '23 | National Rank 3rd, State Rank 3rd
      • Max Shaffer '23 | National Rank 3rd, State Rank 3rd
    • Silver Award (85-94%)
      • Bev O'Malley '23 | National Rank 6th, State Rank 6th
    • Bronze Award (80 - 85%)
      • Quenby Wilson '23 | National Rank 8th, State Rank 8th
      • Jack O'Brien '23 | National Rank 9th, State Rank 9th
  • Level 3:
    • Silver Award (85-94%)  
      • Maggie Fried '23 | National Rank 7th, State Rank 4th
    • ​​​​​​​Bronze Award (80 - 85%)
      • Lynn Reynolds '21 | National Rank 10th, State Rank 7th
      • Ayla Rivers '24 | National Rank 12th, State Rank 9th
  • Level 4:
    • Silver Award (85-94%)
      • Mimi Huelster '23 | National Rank 11th, State Rank 3rd
      • Alex Moore '22 | National Rank 13th, State Rank 4th
      • Sophie Cullen '22 | National Rank 14th, State Rank 5th
    • Bronze Award (80 - 85%)  
      • Isobel Alm '21 | National Rank 17th, State Rank 8th
  • Level 5:
    • Gold Award (95%-100%)
      • Alek Radsan '21 | National Rank 3rd, State Rank 1st
    • Bronze Award (80 - 85%)
      • Eli Conrod-Wovcha '21 | National Rank 13th, State Rank 6th

Congratulations to all of our French language students!