FCDS Students Ranked Nationally in Le Grand Concours

Congratulations to the following students for placing in the National French Contest:

FCDS French III students:
Gold medal: John Speas (95th percentile nationally, #1 rank in North Carolina)
Silver medal: Julia Kincaid (90th percentile nationally, #4 rank in N.C.) 
Bronze medal: Jack Semke and Madeline Wild (75th percentile nationally, #8 rank in N.C.)
Honorable mention: Teodora Sorescu (60th percentile nationally, #11 rank in N.C.)

FCDS French IV students:
Honorable mention: Sherry Li

Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students were evaluated for their written, oral, and listening comprehension skills in French. In spite of the pandemic and all of the difficulties overcome in schools this past year, nearly 30,000 students in all 50 states competed this year in the 86th annual event.

French teacher Jeannie Starman is very proud of the students for this special recognition. Félicitations!
Forsyth Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, college preparatory, independent school for preschool through high school located in Lewisville, NC, just outside of Winston-Salem. Students benefit from a challenging academic curriculum, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.