LA Students recognized for high scores on the National French Exam.

Lincoln Academy’s World Languages Department is proud to announce the strong performance of Lincoln Academy’s French students on the 2019 National French Exam. 77 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 in May. Lincoln Academy students have placed in the top twenty at each level within the state for the past twenty-six years.

The American Association of Teachers of French also 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, Katia Guerrero placed 5th in Maine and 8th nationally; and Benjamin Schwink placed 6th in Maine and 9th nationally. At level II, Jorgé Pulido placed 7th in Maine and 10th nationally.

AATF also recognizes students who place in the top 50th percentile nationally with Honorable Mentions and students are listed below. Since 1994, Lincoln Academy has had 60 students place in the top 10 nationally on the National French Exam at all levels of the exam.

Level I: Katia Guerrero placed 5th in Maine, and 8th nationally, earning a silver medal. Benjamin Schwink placed 6th in Maine, and 9th nationally, earning a silver medal. William Sherrill and Isaac Wyer placed 10th in maine, and 13th nationally, earning a bronze medal. Aidan Stapp placed 14th in Maine, and 17 nationally, earning an Honorable Mention. Kathryn Sanborn placed 15th in Maine, and 18th nationally, earning an Honorable Mention. Beatriz Matarazzo placed 16th in Maine, and 19th nationally, earning an Honorable Mention. Christopher Prokopius placed 19th in Maine. Nicholas Tavernakis placed 20th in Maine.

Level II: Jorgé Pulido placed 7th in Maine, and 10th nationally, earning a bronze medal (This is his 2nd year in the top 10 nationally). Mike Nguyen and Riley Stevenson placed 14th in Maine, and 17th nationally, earning an Honorable Mention. Arnauld Hirwa placed 16th in Maine and 19th nationally, earning an Honorable Mention. Olivia Hardina and Bradley Resch placed 21st in Maine.

Level III: Luisa Rossbach placed 6th in Maine, and 20th nationally earning an Honorable Mention. Benjamin Pugh and Harland Puzzy-Nazzaro placed 9th in Maine.  Aubree Cookson placed 13th in Maine. Erika Mathieson and Catherine Monkman placed 16th in Maine. Eleanor Mathews placed 19th in Maine. Deha Ay placed 17th in Maine. Mardi Farmer placed 21st in Maine.

Level IV: Abigail Roberts placed 8th in Maine, and 21st nationally, earning an Honorable Mention. Kayleigh Tolley placed 9th in Maine, earning an Honorable Mention. Ethan Jones and Meghan Rittal placed 13th in Maine. Jarrett Gulden and Josephine Mathiau placed 14th in Maine. Jonah Daiute placed 15th in Maine.
Paige Camp placed 16h in Maine. Jenna Gilbert placed 18th in Maine. Greta Carlson placed 19th in Maine. Patrick Preston placed 20th in Maine.

Level V: Ezra Smith placed 6th in Maine and 17th nationally, earning a bronze medal. Charles Van Damme placed 14th in Maine.

The National French Exam, Le Grand Concours, is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). Nearly 70,100 students in all 50 states competed in the 2019 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.