PARSIPPANY – This year twenty students from Parsippany Hills High School took the National French Exam (also known as le Grand Concours) which is organized by the American Association of Teachers of French.
Over 85,832 students in all 50 states entered this contest. Parsippany students entered two students received gold medals, five received silver medals and eight received bronze medals.
The following students are top ranked in the state and/or nationally.
French 2 NJ ranking/National ranking.
Hyun-Jung Kim (silver medalist) ranked 6th in NJ and 6th nationally
Olga Senyukova (silver medalist) ranked 6th in NJ and 6th nationally
Medha Patil (bronze medalist) ranked 7th in NJ and 7th nationally
Henry Chen (bronze medalist) ranked 8th in NJ and 8th nationally
French 3 NJ ranking/ National ranking.
Kyril Yurchek (gold medalist) ranked 6th in NJ and 7th nationally
Adney Suvil (bronze medalist)
French 4 NJ ranking/National ranking
Karan Chauhan (gold medalist) ranked 4th in NJ and 8th nationally
Steven Feng (silver medalist) ranked 5th in NJ and 9th nationally
Aleese Mukhamedjanova (silver medalist) ranked 5th in NJ and 9th nationally
Janelle Ponnor (silver medalist) ranked 5th in NJ and 9th nationally
Karoline Xiong (bronze medalist) ranked 9th in NJ and 13th nationally
Hsin (Cindy) Tai (bronze medalist) ranked 10th in NJ and 14th nationally.
French 5 NJ ranking/National ranking.
Czar Alexei Sepe (bronze medalist) ranked 8th in NJ and 14th nationally
Emily Pica (bronze medalist) ranked 10th in NJ and 16th nationally.
In addition to the National French Contest, six students from Parsippany Hill High School were entered into a national creative writing contest that is run by the French Honors Society, of the six students that were entered Carolyn Chiu, Jade To, Kyril Yurchuk and Hsin (Cindy) Tai won top prizes (medals and monetary awards) and had their writing published in the FHS bulletin.
We would like to congratulate all of the students for their hard work and dedication to learning another language, and we look forward to more opportunities to showcase their linguistic proficiencies. The teachers and administrators of the French program are extremely proud of these results and appreciate the continued commitment to the French language,