Local Students Ranked Nationally in Le Grand Concours (National French Contest)

Local Students Ranked Nationally in Le Grand Concours (National French Contest)
Bayshore Christian School students Georgia Byrd and Caylee Dean have ranked nationally in the 85th annual Le Grand Concour event, according to National Director, Lisa Narug. Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students were evaluated for their written, oral and listening comprehension skills in French. Nearly 70,000 students in all 50 states competed in the 2020 event. Georgia Byrd and Caylee Dean, both 10th grade students at Bayshore Christian School, are students of Dr. Holly Pursley. Georgia achieved Gold award status ranking in the top 95th percentile nationally, and Caylee achieved Bronze award status by ranking in the top 80th percentile nationally. Georgia ranked 1st in the Alabama Chapter and Caylee ranked second.
Dr. Tim Dernlan, Head of School at Bayshore said, "We are very thankful for Georgia and Caylee. They are both very good representatives of Bayshore Christian School and Dr. Pursley is doing great things in our French classes.”
The AATF President Anne Jensen indicated, "As the president of AATF, I would like to extend my special congratulations to those students who ranked nationally in Le Grand Concours. They have shown a superior level of French language skills, cultural competence, and commitment to French. It is my hope that these students will continue their interest in French and pursue study and travel opportunities as future ambassadors of the French language and the many cultures it represents.” For more information please contact Meredith Toflinski.

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