French Convention

11 students attended the ALCFES (Association Louisianaise des Clubs Francais des Ecoles Secondaires) Convention January 31-Feb 2 at the Hilton Hotel in Lafayette, LA

French Convention

Some activities included in the convention:

– Band Sweet Crude (Local NOLA band that plays cajun music)

– Banquet where representative of Louisiana District 39, Stephen Ortego, described his efforts to preserve the cajun culture and the french language in Louisiana

– Cajun dancing at Vermillion Ville (preserved cajun village brought to life with locals recounting stories of cajun life and struggles to preserve the language)

– Students learned the cajun two step and the waltz with the help of Chubbie Carrier (grammy award winner for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album)

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French Convention