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Gabriela Alfaro, Pedro Andrade, Elizabeth Gaucin, (seniors) and Esmeralda Ramos and Maximilliano Rodellagas (juniors), along with Adahir Barrera, Leslie Garcia, Estephania Villasenor, and Jennifer Aguileira (sophomores) at J. Sterling Morton East High School, Cicero, Illinois, have ranked in the top 10% nationally in the 79th annual National French Contest, according to Lisa Narug, National Director of Le Grand Concours.
Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. The 100 Morton East students that participated were from the French classes of Ms. Kathryn Ruddy-Fleischman, Ms. Joann Germanie, and Mrs. Rani Esposito.
The following students of Ms Kathryn Fleischman were bestowed these awards:
Laureat National Bronze Medal: Gabriela Alfaro
Certificat de Réussite: Carolina Jeronimo
Certificat d’honneur: Maria Jaimes
Laureat National Bronze Medal: Adahir Barrera, Leslie Garcia, Estephania Villasenor, Jennifer Aguileira
Certificat d’honneur: Jose Vera Martinez, Billy Castro, Maritza Coronado, Sandra Guerrero, Eduardo Bucio, Arturo Gonzalez
Certificat de Réussite: Carlos Aguilar, Martin Bernal, Tammy Gomez, Viviana Hernandez, Edwin Ibarra, Violeta Montes, and Esbeydi Morales.
The following students of Ms Joann Germanie were bestowed these awards:
Laureat National Bronze Medal: Pedro Andrade, Esmeralda Ramos, Maximilliano Rodallegas
Certificat de Réussite: Esmeralda Alvarez, Natalie Avila, Jose Burgos, Joe Garcia, Vanessa Garcia, Mario Garcia, Garetti Govea, Mariana Guzman, Rey Lara, Alondra Montenegro, Jaqueline Navarro, Miroslava Ramirez, Isabel Rodriguez, Jocelyn Sancen, Rosa Sanchez, Jocelyne Sanchez, Margarita Sotelo, Vanessa Trujillo, and René Yoc
Certificat d’Honneur: Sergio Parra and Erick Vargas
The following students of Mrs. Rani Esposito were bestowed these awards:
Laureat National Bronze Medal: Elizabeth Gaucin
Certificat d’Honneur: Jose Flores
Certificat de Réussite: Demenica Gomez, Jailene Gomez, Jennifer Hernandez, Ysdeyne Lopez, Maria Manzo
Certificat d’Honneur: Christian Reyes and Jose Viveros
Certificat de Réussite: Jesus Aguirre, Lorena Alvarez, Claudia Fuentes, Noel Ibarra, Jessica Jimenez, Jorge Munoz, Samra Samrah, and Deyanira Vences
More than 100,000 students nationwide, participated in Levels 1 through 4 of the National French Contest, Le Grand Concours, sponsored by AATF, the American Association of Teachers of French. Carefully chosen students were evaluated for their written, oral, and listening comprehension skills in French. Our students reflect a determination to succeed and go above and beyond as polyglots in a competitive world. They constitute an asset in our nation’s response to produce citizens with multi-lingual capabilities, and who can work and interact successfully in a global community.
Our congratulations to all.
J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 provides quality educational experiences that challenge and enable more than 8,000 students from the communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, and Stickney as lifelong learners to be productive and responsible members of the global community. The district’s Board of Education is comprised of Board President Jeff Pesek, Vice President Joe Keating, Secretary Jessica Jaramillo-Flores, and members Mark Kraft, Margaret Kelly, Michael Iniquez, and Kasumba “Kal” Lwanga. Visit District 201 online at www.Morton201.org.
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