Austin and Clements French students win big at Texas French Symposium

Congratulations to both Austin High School and Clements High School French students who fared well in various events at the Texas French Symposium. Students from 36 high schools around the State of Texas competed. The Texas French Symposium is a non-profit organization that offers opportunities for French students from level 1 through level 5/6, and experienced French speakers to compete against their peers from across the state in a broad array of academic and artistic events. The Texas Education Agency recognizes this Symposium as the official state competition for high school students and considers it UIL equivalent.

Austin High School French students shown (kneeling, from left) are: Misbah Sajid, Praniet Chopra, Kristen Paige, Joey Weber, Simi Moirangthem; and (second row, from left) Antony Samuel, Emily Clayton, Melissa Pauletti, Busola Akinniranye, Caroline Miller, Zawadia Lefang, Delaney Dupree, Charlotte Hunt.

At the Texas French Symposium, Austin High School French students, led by teacher Melissa Pauletti, won overall first place in the state, and placed in various other events. Earning awards were:
• Busola Akinniranye – 5th place in Civilization, 6th place in poetry
• Praniet Chopra – 1st place in the team competition and poetry, 2nd place in drama solo and sight reading. 5th place in guided speaking and prose, tied 1st place in the state (individual—out of more than 1,000 students competing)
• Emily Clayton – 1st place in the team competition, listening comprehension test and vocabulary test, 3rd place in collage and grammar test; 5th place poetry; 6th place guided speaking, tied 11th place in state
• Delaney Dupree – 5th place in drama solo
• Caroline Miller – 1st place in the team competition, 2nd place in drama solo
• Simi Moirangthem – 6th place in civilization test
• Kristen Paige – 5th place in Instrumental solo
• Anthony Samuel – 1st place in the team competition, 3rd place in poetry
• Joey Weber – 1st place in the team competition and civilization test, 3rd place in vocal solo, 5th place in poetry,
• Busola Akinniranye, Delaney Dupree, Charlotte Hunt, Zawadia Lefang, Simi Moirangthem, Kristen Paige, Musfirah Sajid, and Rachel Walfoort –1st in the team competition
• Busola Akinniranye, Antony Samuel, Caroline Miller and Kristen Paige – 4th place, instrumental group

Shown at the symposium are Clements French students (kneeling, from left) Huixin Liu and Phillip Munoz; and (standing, from left) Joy Gassama and Marc Ghosn.

Clements High School French students, led by teacher Pam Milton, placed second overall in the state, and placed in various other events. Eight of these talented students are enrolled in the Global Studies Academy. Earning awards were:
• Sara Avramovic – 2nd place for team competition, 1st place in dramatic solo
• Isabel Conlon – 5th place poetry
• Joy Gassama – 5th place Bande Desinée
• Lucia Karam – 2nd place for team competition, 3rd place for poetry; 5th place in grammar, guided speaking, listening comprehension, and vocabulary
• Huixin Liu – 6th place in scrapbook
• Corrina Luo – 2nd place for team competition, 3rd place for guided speaking, 4th place, grammar
• Phillip Munoz – 2nd place for team competition, 1st place for civilization, grammar, guided speaking; 2nd for sight reading and vocabulary; 3rd place for listening comprehension and prose; and 5th place winner for overall 10 top-scoring students in attendance at French Symposium
• Alan Perel – 5th place for civilization
• Isabella Serimontrikul – 5th place poetry, 6th place in listening comprehension and photography
• Elisa Vincentelli – 2nd place for team competition and guided speaking and prose
• Jennifer Ascencio, Jack Burrows, Isabel Colon, Prit Dhagat, Karim Farishta, Joy Gassama, Marc Ghosn, Huixin Liu, Candice Lu, Mariana Molina, Alan Perel, and Isabella Serimontrikul – 2nd place for team competition.

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