Wheatley Students Earn Recognition at the French Poetry Contest!

On Wednesday, 6 December, ten of our French students headed over to Hofstra University to compete in the annual Nassau Poetry Contest, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). Guided by our French teacher, Jean-François Henley, the students earned notable recognition for their outstanding French.

  • Emily Yagoda won distinction for her reading of her original poem Les leçons que j’ai apprises
  • Anya Chabria won distinction for her reading of her original poem La philosophie de l’avion
  • Sarah Hassan won 1st place (Level 2) for her reading of O triste, triste était mon âme by Paul Verlaine
  • Manav Bansal won 2nd place (Level 2) for his reading of Demain, dès l’aube by Victor Hugo
  • Adeel Anwar won 3rd place for his reading of Il pleure dans mon coeur by Paul Verlaine
  • Danielle Smichok won first place (Level 4, most advanced) for her reading of Quand tu dors by Jacques Prévert
  • Vani Kumar won 3rd place (Level 4, most advanced) for her reading of Paysage by Charles Baudelaire

Additional participants included: Robert Boubour, Zachary Schloss and Kate Seo.

Congratulations to all of the students, and thank you to Mr. Henley for the photo and information!

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