AVRSB Students Shine at Provincial Concours d'Art Oratoire

Six AVRSB students have achieved gold or silver standing for their French public speaking skills at the annual provincial Concours d’art oratoire, held May 6 in Halifax.

Following the regional Concours d’art oratoire, students in grades 5 to 12 who placed in the top three in their respective category had the opportunity to proceed to the provincial competition.

Both the regional and provincial Concours d’art oratoire celebrate official bilingualism in Canada, and honour the many hours of hard work students put in to learning French every day.

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements:

Grade 5/6 Core French/Français de base
Silver: Hana Hutchison, L.E. Shaw Elementary School
Subject: La pizza

Grade 5/6 Early Immersion/Immersion précoce
Gold: Oliver Baker, Kings County Academy
Subject: Le genocide du Rwanda

Grade 7/8 Early Immersion/Immersion précoce
Silver: Maya Thompson-Hayes, Evangeline Middle School
Subject: Les graffitis

Grade 9/10 Early Immersion/Immersion précoce
Gold: Emily Cottreau, West Kings District High School
Subject: Les services de santé devront être gratuits

Grade 11/12 Integrated French/Français intensif
Silver: Christina El Chater, Avon View High School
Subject: L’importance de la media

Grade 11/12 Early Immersion/Immersion précoce
Gold: Makayla Foster, West Kings District High School
Subject: Les bénéfices d’une culture domestique des légumes


Canadian Parents for French provides prizes and recognition for all students who achieve gold or silver standing at the provincial competition.

Gold and silver medal winners in grades 5-10 receive prize packages. In addition, grade 9-10 students who achieve gold standing receive an Encounters with Canada theme week in Ottawa.

Students in grades 11 and 12 who achieve gold at the provincial level receive an all-expenses paid trip to Ottawa to attend national finals. Both silver and gold medallists in these grades also receive scholarships to attend Universite Sainte-Anne or Universite de Moncton.

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