French students head to U of M for annual competition

Hannah Scherer, Staff Writer

Today, April 23, all of the high school French classes are headed to the University of Minnesota campus for a day of participating in different skits and performances that display the knowledge students have learned during their time taking the language. More than 1,300 French students from around the area will be competing in this American Association of French Teachers event, and it will be BSM’s fifth year participating. “Competitions like this are important to language students because it challenges them to memorize songs and plays in French and perform with creativity. Students might not remember how to conjugate verbs 10 years from now, but they might remember their skit or song from A Vous La Parole. No matter what, they will remember the experience and the fun they had with their classmates,” said French teacher Mme. Amy Jo Hyde.