Five Wheatley students were rewarded for their outstanding performances at the French Poetry Competition on Wednesday, 29 March at The Portledge School in Locust Valley.
Freshman Emily Yagoda and sophomore Zachary Schloss both won first place for their recitations in their respective categories. Emily chose to recite, “Unsaid” by Aliette Audra. Zachary’s poem was “Correspondences” by Charles Baudelaire.
Junior Vani Kumar won first place distinction in the upper level category for her recitation of “L’automne” by Alphonse de Lamartine.
Michelle Raja received the second place award for her recitation on “Hymne à la Beauté” also by Charles Baudelaire.
Eighth grader Manav Bansal won second place in the novice category for his recitation of “Le Cancre” by Jacques Prévert.
Wheatley French teacher J.F. Henley stated:
It is very rewarding to see the students take such an interest in poetry and apply that interest and enthusiasm to a setting such as this interscholastic competition.
This annual event is sponsored by the Nassau County Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French and is attended by students throughout the county. Félicitations!
[Thanks to Susan Checkla for the photo.]