Dominican Shines at French Oratory Competition


On December 2, over 100 French high school students competed in an oratory competition at Ecole Bilingue. Fifteen Dominican students chose excerpts from French literary works and songs to recite from memory or sing before a panel of francophone judges. Following their performance, the judges posed several questions to the participant regarding the chosen literary work and his or her history with the French language.

French Honors students who participated in the event were: Monica Cabes, Sara Landry, Alexandra Amato (French I Honors), Kennedy Payne, Courtney Mercadel, Mia Pettitt, Audrey Owen, Caroline Ondrusek, Rebekah Haase, Adelaide Madary, Olivia Olson, Catalina Torres (French II Honors), Emilie Wensel, Katie Zimmermann, and Sydney Raymond (French III Honors). Second place at the French II level was awarded to Freshman Adelaide Madary for her recitation of “La Musique” by Charles Baudelaire.


Vincent Sciama, Consul General of France, presented French teacher Joan Rupp with the Outstanding Teacher Award and presented to Adelaide Madary her award that included a cash prize.

 Congratulations to all French I, II, &  III Honors students for all of their efforts.