2017 National French Exam

Lincoln Academy students honored for their scores on the National French Exam.

Lincoln Academy National French Exam Results

Lincoln Academy’s World Languages Department is proud to announce the strong performance of Lincoln Academy’s French students on the 2017  National French Exam, highlighted by LA students placing in 16 of the top 20 spots in Maine at level II. 82 Lincoln Academy students and more than 900 students in Maine participated in the exam at the high school level. Students placing in the top 20 places in Maine will be recognized at an assembly on May 12th. Lincoln Academy students have placed in the top twenty at each level within the state for the past twenty-four years.

The American Association of Teachers of French also recognizes students for placing in the top ten positions in the country. Lincoln Academy is extremely pleased to recognize five students who placed in the top ten nationally on this year’s exams. At level I, Lucas Steinberger placed 8th in Maine, and 8th nationally.   At level II, Ezra Smith’s first place in Maine and 3rd nationally;  Samantha Aho placed 2nd in Maine, and 6th in the nation; Abigail Roberts placed 4th in Maine, and 8th nationally; and Charles Van-Damme place 5th in Maine,  and 9th nationally.

AATF is also recognizing students who place in the top 85th percentile nationally with medals.  Honorable mentions are Benjamin Pugh who place 12th, Catherine Monkman who placed 13th, and Harland Pusey-Nazzaro who placed 15th nationally at level I; Amy Tran who placed 11th,  Patrick Preston who placed 13th, Kayleigh Trolley who placed 14th, Jupiter Solorzano who placed 15th, and Meghan Rittall who placed 16th nationally at level II. Madeleine Archer  placed 18th nationally at level III, and Lauren Pusey-Nazzaro placed 18th nationally at level IV.   Since 1994, Lincoln Academy has had fifty-four students place in the top 10 nationally on the National French Exam at all levels of the exam.

Level I

Lucas Steinberger placed 8th in Maine and 8th nationally, earning a bronze medal.

Benjamin Pugh placed 12th in Maine.

Catherine Monkman placed 13th in Maine.

Harland Pusey-Nazzaro placed 15th in Maine.

Adlai Nelson placed 19th in Maine.

Level II

Ezra Smith placed 1st in Maine and 3rd nationally, earning a gold medal.

Samantha Aho placed 2nd in Maine and 6th nationally, earning a silver medal.

Abigail Roberts placed 4th in Maine and 8th nationally, earning a bronze medal.

Charles Van-Damme placed 5th in Maine and 9th nationally, earning a bronze medal.

Amy Tran placed 6th in Maine.

Joseph Cleaves placed 7th in Maine.

Patrick Preston placed 8th in Maine.

Kayleigh Tolley placed 9th in Maine.

Jupiter Solorzano placed 10th

Meghan Rittall placed 11th

Will Shaffer placed 14th

Greta Carlson and Josephine Mathiau placed 15th

Jonah Daiute placed 16th

Hindley Wang placed 17th

John Henry Eddyblouin, May Halm, Ethan Jones placed 18th

Alexandria Fabiano placed 19th

Level III

Madeleine Archer placed 7th in Maine.

Phoebe Pugh placed 13th in Maine.

Kathryn Colomb and Noah Jordan placed 16th in Maine.

Sara Peavey placed 17th

Lisa Howard and Nadia Smith placed 18th

Emily Embury and Grace Wehrle placed 19th

Level IV

Lauren Pusey-Nazzaro placed 13th in Maine.

Julianna Preston placed 18th in Maine.

Noelle Timberlake placed 20th in Maine.

The National French Exam, Le Grand Concours, is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). Nearly  78,900 students in all 50 states competed in the 2017 event. Students are recognized at the state level as well as at the national level if merited. Students are evaluated for their written, listening and reading skills, as well as their knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and culture of France.