Westfield High School students earned one platinum, three gold, nine silver and six bronze medals in this year’s Grand Concours – a nationwide test administered by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). Over 100,000 elementary and secondary students participate in the contest nationally, with 41 Westfield High School students taking the test this year. 

Senior Michael Hauge earned first place in both the state and in the nation on Level 5, the highest and most difficult of the exams. 

“This is quite an amazing feat,” noted WHS French teacher Rachel Janus. 

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In addition, WHS medalists who ranked in the top 10 in the state include:

Level 4: Madison McKenna – 2nd place, Hannah Brogan – 3rd place, Fiona Gillespie – 8th place, and Ryan Burns – 10thplace.

Level 3: Kayla Butera – 7th place, Meghan Johnson – 8th place, and Megan Hanlon – 10th place.

Level 2: Stephen Park – 4th place, Marcelina Krowinska – 5th place, Ian Gurland – 7th place, Theresa  Lizzo – 8th place, Sandrine Perez – 8th place, and Elijah Soh – 10th place.

“These are excellent results. We are very proud of all of the students who participated and their accomplishments. Bravo!” exclaimed Janus, who together with David Davis and Marie-Laure Hoffmann, instruct the language at Westfield High School.