Pictured  are the participants for Regional Concours d’art Oratoire

Pictured are the participants for Regional Concours d’art Oratoire

SD 5 hosts regional concours

Students from Grades 6-12 in Cranbrook and Fernie attend French Public speaking event.

On Friday, April 4, French Immersion students in School District 5 participated in Regional Concours d’art Oratoire. The event was held at the school district office.

Students from Grades 6-12 were invited to attend from schools in Cranbrook and Fernie. Participation consisted of nine students from Fernie Secondary School from Grades 7, 8 and 9, who prepared their own speeches. First place winners are invited to attend Provincial Concours D’Art Oratoire in Surrey on May 3.

Leah Heavey in Grade 7 and Jodi Stemberger in Grade 9 are planning on participating at the provincal level in Surrey, B.C., in May. Way to go, Leah and Jodi, and good luck!

Thanks to the volunteer judges: Mme. Pelletier, Mme. Beurskens and M. Lurol.

Also thanks to Canadian Parents for French volunteers Susie Silversides, Pamela Franklin-Cooper and Katrin Powell.

Winners are:

Grade 7:

1 – Leah Heavey

2 – Neve Richards

3 – Tyler Dvorak

Grade 8

1 – Megan McCall

2 – Abbi Vernier

3 – Jillian Folvik

Grade 9

1 – Jodi Stemberger

2 – Liam Bush

3 – Sonia Mende