Community

French speaking FSS students compete

From left: Fernie Secondary students Jodi Stemberger and Leah Heavey competed in the provincial French Speaking Contest on May 3. - N. Obre
From left: Fernie Secondary students Jodi Stemberger and Leah Heavey competed in the provincial French Speaking Contest on May 3.
— image credit: N. Obre

Two Fernie Secondary School students recently travelled to Simon Fraser University (SFU) in the Lower Mainland to compete in a French Speaking Contest. Grade Nine student Jodi Stemberger and Grade Seven student Leah Heavey both won their French Immersion categories at the district level, moving them on to the provincial competition at the Surrey SFU campus on May 3.

Stemberger placed third in her category, and both girls felt it was a valuable learning experience.

“It was really good to get up and speak in front of people, it's something good to have in the future,” commented Stemberger. “Anyone can memorize a three and a half minute speech, but they ask you questions at the end and you have to be on your toes, and you have to know a decent amount of French to be able to respond back to them.”

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Wildlife Corner
 
B.C. legislature to declare Terry Fox Day
 
Discussing the Day of the Dead
SEEDS gala luncheon
 
Parenteau wows audience with Virtual Symphony at Ambassador fundraiser
 
SHSS putting on Les Mis
LAFF TRAX: Crazy hockey shootout attempt
 
Arts and crafts showcase throughout November
 
Top student at Princess Margaret Secondary School recognized

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.