School District5 hosts regional Concours

Concours is a French-language public-speaking competition supported and promoted by Canadian Parents for French.

Pictured above are some of the students who participated in last week’s Concours d’art oratoire — a French public-speaking competion hosted by School District 5

Pictured above are some of the students who participated in last week’s Concours d’art oratoire — a French public-speaking competion hosted by School District 5

The Regional Concours d’art oratoire was held at the School District #5 offices in Cranbrook this year with participating students in grades 6 to 10 from Golden, Fernie and Cranbrook.

Concours is a French-language public-speaking competition supported and promoted by Canadian Parents for French and organized in conjunction with school staff.

The event happens across Canada, involving close to 100,000 students.  The competitions happen at the school, regional, provincial and national levels with thousands of dollars worth of prizes.

The winners in their categories were as follows:

School District 6 (Golden)

Grade 6

1st place:  Robert Caldwell

2nd place:  Maeve Wilson

Grade 7

1st place:  Madeline Archibald

2nd place:  Carrington Mitchell

School District 5 (Cranbrook

and Fernie)

Grade 6

1st place:  Maeve Murtagh

Grade 7

1st place:  Megan McCall

2nd place:  Ethan Heavey

Grade 8

1st place:  Jodi Stemberger

2nd place:  Celeste Hart

Grade 9

1st place:  Vicky Deraspe

2nd place:  Eliza Hughes

Grade 10

1st place:  Mckinley Richards

The winners have the opportunity to attend the provincial Concours, being held this year on May 4  in Surrey.

Concours relies heavily on the support of parent and community volunteers and CPF would like to extend a huge thank you to Anne Beurskens, Philippe Lurol and Yvette Relkoff who volunteered to judge the students’ speeches.

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