NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) is pleased to announce that Rosario Jordan Freire has received a 2017 AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award. This award is made annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in the study of French as well as exceptional commitment to the French language and the many cultures where it is spoken. Recipients must have completed at least three years of French study at the time of graduation and be non-native speakers of French. Rosario Jordan Freire has completed four years of French study. She has traveled abroad, is a member of the French National Honor Society and is an officer of the French National Honor Society. She is the student of Matthew Mergen.

The AATF was founded in 1927 and has as its mission the promotion of the study of French language and French‐speaking literatures and cultures at all levels. We are proud to recognize the achievements of outstanding students and their teachers. We hope that this award will motivate students to continue their study of French either through a career in teaching or as a complement to any other profession.