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WHS celebrated National French Week

Beth Lewis, Stephanie Penacchio, Madeline Skinner, and Ashley DuFault

The week of November 8th through the 12th was National French Week at Weddington High School. All during the week members of the French Club, French Honor Society, and Madame Mead's French classes participated in many different French related activities.
Monday, students wore traditional French berets of all colors to school. Students also started selling bonbons and gummy Eiffel Towers. Tuesday was dress like a French person day. There were many French-looking people spotted in the hallways, classrooms, and cafeteria. The most popular outfit was the stereotypical "French outfit"; striped shirt, beret, scarf, and mustache. Wednesday night after school was French Club's annual Bingo Night. A Parisian dinner of baguette sandwiches was served. About thirty-five French Club members and their friends came to play the French version of bingo, PARIS. Thursday was a teacher workday, but Madame Mead and a few students went to the Indian Trail Veterans of Foreign Wars celebration for Veteran's Day. Friday, members of French Club and French Honor Society wore their T-shirts. At lunches, there was an Eiffel Tower candy contest. A glass Eiffel Tower was filled with Reese’s pieces, and students and staff guessed how many were in it. Mr. Schwartz won with the closest guess of 584 only 4 away from the correct answer of 588. The craziest guess went to Dr. Dunlap with 2012. Each day during the morning announcements French trivia questions were asked. Classes called the front office with their answers. Winning classes were Mr. Spencer, Senora Martinez, Mr.Calandro, and Mrs.Winchester.

Written by: Isabella Bartolucci, Senior, Edited by Sandy Allison, Media Coordinator
Posted: Nov 19, 2010 by Cheryl Edwards

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