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National French Awards 2022

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Each school year, Bethel Park High School French students take the National French Exam – or Le Grand Concours. This exam is particularly challenging because it involves listening, reading and writing, and over 100,000 students compete, most of whom are from top schools with very competitive programs-- and many contestants are native speakers or attend French immersion programs.
 To receive a Gold Medal for the rigorous exam, students must score in at least the 95th percentile of all participating students. Silver Medalists must be at least in the 85th percentile. To earn a Bronze Medal, students must reach the 75th percentile plateau; and Honorable Mention candidates must score in the top half of all students taking the test.  
 Seventeen Bethel Park High School French students scored well enough to be recognized in Le Grand Concours 2022, including a Gold medalist, two Silver medalists and three Bronze medalists.      
 Bethel Park High School French teacher, Mrs. Tracy McCoy, who administers the test along with her colleague, Mrs. Rachael Smith is very proud of her students’ performance in the face of adversity. “This year, we had some unforeseen circumstances, including a weather-related cancellation on our initial test day and an internet outage on our make-up testing day,” she said. “Still, despite all of those obstacles, during their 60-minute testing window, our students still performed very well and we are so proud of all of them,” she said.
French V:
Lauréat National: 
Bronze Medal (75th to 80th Percentile):
Oluwatoyosi Egbebi
Certificat d’honneur (73rd Percentile):
Anna Rosemeier
Lauréat National: 
Bronze Medal (75th to 80th Percentile):
Tatum Brown
Mention D’Honneur (65th to 50th Percentile):
Leah Armstrong and Cora Martin-Farmer
Lauréat National:
Gold Medal (97th Percentile):
Grace Skalniak
Silver Medal (94th Percentile):
Bryce Clancy
Lauréat National:
Silver Medal (90th Percentile):
Sara Walters
Bronze Medal (75th to 85th Percentile):
Madelyn Hughes, Devin Collier and Subbasri Dhandapani
Mention D’Honneur (65th to 50th Percentile):
Lyla Walsh, Katie Yonish, Amber Kuss, Charlize Donaldson, Kaitlyn Becker and Kristen Weiss
Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees.