MOUNT VERNON — All of the Mount Vernon High School students who participated in the 2013 National French Contest earned state rankings above 50. Several earned certificates of success — Certificat de réussite — for placing in the top 50 percent in the nation.
The National French Contest, or Le Grand Concours, is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. It is a written test which covers such areas as vocabulary, grammar and cultural sensitivity. Culture questions may include topics such as proper greetings, eating customs, school schedules, healthcare and the French lifestyle in general.
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