The French Club at Zachary High School attended a Feb. 27-29 convention hosted by Association Louisianaise des Clubs Français des Ecoles Secondaires.
ALCFES is dedicated to French education and the continuation of the French language in Louisiana, Zachary French teacher Elizabeth Basile said.
While at the convention, 21 ZHS students communicated in French with each other, their teachers and other French Club students from schools throughout the state.
The ALCFES convention included a French spelling bee and vocal competition, games, a banquet, a dance and a visit to the Louisiana State Museum.
The convention wrapped with the presentation of awards and scholarships.
French Club student Jessica Staggs won first place in the spelling bee for correctly spelling l’orthographe.
John Carl Begley, Nicholas Gadbois and LeeAnn Law took second place in the vocal performance competition by singing “Le Bear Song” by Les Hay Babies while playing the bass, guitar and mandolin.
Lama Hantash was elected state secretary of ALCFES and awarded a scholarship to study in a five-week immersion program at Université Sainte-Anne in Nova Scotia.
“The students are already looking forward to next year’s ALCFES convention,” Basile said.