Lucas Newman, from W.L. Seaton Secondary, receives his provincial medal from Patti Holm, with Canadian Parents for French B.C.

Lucas Newman, from W.L. Seaton Secondary, receives his provincial medal from Patti Holm, with Canadian Parents for French B.C.

Language earns youth honours

Two students from Vernon took home top awards in this year’s pan-provincial French public speaking competition

  • May. 18, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Ten thousand students from across B.C. competed, 285 made the provincial finals, and two students from Vernon took home top awards in this year’s pan-provincial French public speaking competition, Concours d’art oratoire.

The provincial medal winners were Ben Miller, who is Grade 7 at Beairsto Elementary, and Lucas Newman, who is in Grade 8 at W.L. Seaton Secondary.

“In addition to the cultural and language benefits, Concours d’art oratoire helps students develop their creative and public speaking abilities, as well as self-confidence,” said Patti Holm, Canadian Parents for French B.C. president.

The other provincial finalists from Vernon were:

Rebecca Haberstock – Grade 6 at Harwood

Kristian Hovdebo – Grade 6 at Beairsto

Jessica Linenko – Grade 7 at Harwood

Kristen Morgan – Grade 9 at  W.L. Seaton

Katrina Pleasance – Grade 10 at W.L. Seaton

 

Vernon Morning Star

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