La Reina High School sophomore Miranda Duffy has won the Platinum Award from Le Grand Concours, or National French Contest. The Platinum award recognizes the top scores in each division.
Le Grand Concours is a French event in the form of a 60 minute national examination designed and scored by the members of the American Association of Teachers of French. Its purpose is to help stimulate further interest in French and to identify and reward achievement on the part of both students and teachers.
Miranda is one of around 400 students to receive the platinum award out of 80,000 who took the 2017 test.
Other La Reina students also scored high enough to earn awards on the test, with Silver Awards going to Olivia Arthur, Ava Curtin, Jiaqui (Vicky) Liu, Grace Rasmussen, Camille Velten, Kaeli Coppa, and Daniela Giosa; Bronze Awards to Sarah Fournell and Alexandra Knipprath; and Honorable Mention to Ann Martin, Laura Benjaminsen, Madeleine Alpers, Susan Liu, Olivia Roerich, Lindsay Brein, Catherine Lull, Caroline Collier, Shannon Kitchens, Gizelle Ingersoll, and Ashlyn Dudley.
Congratulations also to Caroline McKay, Department Chair for La Reina World Languages!