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Four APHS French 5 students recently earned the Seal of Biliteracy, a NYS Department of Education graduation distinction that recognizes high school seniors who have attained a high level of proficiency in a world language!

The students chose the topics of their presentations that were given in French to a panel of near-native French speakers. Emily Walsh discussed characters from three of Jean de La Fontaine’s fables and what they mean to her. Jeana Monaco examined the main characters from the films, Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain and Intouchables. Frankie Morone analyzed the interrelationships between three major characters from the film Intouchables, and Alex Gaboury explored the lives of Olympe de Gouges, Josephine Baker, and Simone de Beauvoir and how their feminism shaped their lives and the lives of others.

APCSD French teachers Tina Caballero, Dawn Lantry, and Amy Miller generously served on the panel.