2018 French Awards

Lincoln Academy Students honored for their score on the National French Exam. Front Row: Cat Monkman, Arnaud Hirwa, Isabelle Manahan, Danna Dominguez, Riley Stevenson, Tuong Nguyen. Second row: Erika Mathieson, Ellie Mathews, Adlai Nelson, Caeden Bross, Abby Roberts, Carissa Fawber Lily GOltz, Meghan Rittall. Third row: Lucas S. May Halm, Ethan Jones, Will Shaffer, Emily Embury, Lily Goltz. Fourth row: Jarrett Gulden, Thomas Jones Joe Cleaves, Chaz Van Damme, Deha Ay. Back row: Benji Pugh, Noah Jordan, Patrick Preston, Jorgé Pulido Fernandez, Maddy Archer

Lincoln Academy’s World Languages Department is proud to announce the strong performance of Lincoln Academy’s French students on the 2018 National French Exam. 70 Lincoln Academy students and more than 900 students in Maine participated in the exam at the high school level. Students placing in the top places in Maine will be recognized at an assembly on May 4th. Lincoln Academy students have placed in the top twenty at each level within the state for the past twenty-five years.

The American Association of Teachers of French recognizes students for placing at the national level. Lincoln Academy is extremely pleased to recognize three students who placed in the top ten nationally on this year’s exams. At level I, Jorge Pulido Fernandez placed 7th in Maine and 7th nationally; Danna Dominiguez placed 10th in Maine and 10th nationally. At level IV, Madeleine Archer placed 3rd in Maine and 10th in the nation. At level II, Harland Pusey-Nazzaro placed 4th in Maine and 11th nationally, just barely missing the top ten.

AATF also recognizes students who place in the top 50th percentile nationally with Honorable Mentions. Tuong Nguyen, Arnauld Hirwa received honorable mentions at level I; Eleanor Mathews and Adlai Nelson received Honorable Mentions at level II; Joseph Cleaves, Ethan Jones, Meghan Rittall and Kayleigh Trolley received Honorable Mentions at level III; Prince Shema and Phoebe Pugh received Honorable Mentions at level IV. Since 1994, Lincoln Academy has had fifty-seven students place in the top 10 nationally on the National French Exam at all levels of the exam.

Level I: Jorge Pulido Fernández placed 7th in Maine, and 7th nationally, earning a silver medal. Danna Dominguez placed 10th in Maine, and 10th nationally, earning a silver medal. Tuong Nguyen placed 23rd in Maine, and 23rd nationally, earning an Honorable Mention. Arnauld Hirwa placed 24th in Maine, and 24th nationally, earning an Honorable Mention.

Level II: Harland Pusey-Nazzaro placed 4th in Maine, and 11th nationally, earning a silver medal. Benjamin Pugh placed 9th in Maine, and 19th nationally, earning a bronze medal. Eleanor Mathews placed 11th in Maine, and 22nd nationally, earning an Honorable Mention. Adlai Nelson placed 12th in Maine, and 23rd in the nation, earning an Honorable Mention. Catherine Monkman placed 17tth in Maine. Erika Mathieson placed 20th in Maine. Deha Ay placed 22nd in Maine.

Level III. Patrick Preston placed 3th in Maine, and 17th nationally, earning a silver medal. Lucas Steinberger placed 5th in Maine, and 19th nationally, earning a bronze medal. Abigail Roberts placed 6th in Maine, and 20th nationally, earning an Honorable Mention. Kayleigh Trolley placed 11th in Maine, and 26th in the country, earning an Honorable Mention. Joseph Cleaves placed 13th in Maine, and 28th nationally, earning an Honorable Mention. Ethan Jones and Meghan Rittall placed 16th in Maine, earning an Honorable Mention. Jarrett Gulden and Will Shaffer placed 18th in Maine. Page Camp and May Halm placed 20th in Maine.

Level IV: Madeleine Archer placed 3rd in Maine, and 10th nationally, earning a silver medal. Prince Shema and Phoebe Pugh placed 7th in Maine, and 19th nationally, earning Honorable Mentions. Noah Jordan and Charles Van Damme placed 16th in Maine. Emily Embury and Lily Goltz placed 21st in Maine.

The National French Exam, Le Grand Concours, is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). Nearly 75,000 students in all 50 states competed in the 2018 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, and vocabulary.