By DEBRA FLINT- March 24 marked the the 29th annual Foreign Language Competition at IUP. Indiana had many participants and over a hundred students in the competition.
APPLES, the Appalachian Professional Language Educators’ Society is a group formed in 1986 to foster cooperation among teachers at elementary through university levels in the same subject area.
IHS students placed in many of the competitions. Representing French, the following students earned recognition: sophomores Danny Lee placed third place in original art, and Lily Boulard tied for second place in vocal music with India Krug.
Under Spanish teachers Amanda McAnulty, Brian Henninger and Dan Murphy, many Spanish students placed as well. Senior Anthony Bevevino placed overall for Spanish IV, tied 3rd place in Listening, tied 1st place in Reading, 2nd place in Composition, and 1st place in Speaking.
Madalene Kipp placed 1st in level IV Listening, and Shane Moran tied 1st place in level IV Reading. Trisha Celedonio in level V placed first in listening and first in literary recitation. Matt Conjelko in Spanish I placed first in speaking and literary recitation. Bailey Dills, level V, placed third place in vocal music (duet with Clara Sherwood). Clara Sherwood in Spanish V placed first in composition, first in speaking and third in vocal music (duet with Bailey Dills).
Junior Jacob Christian placed 3rd in Instrumental Music. Christian expressed, “I did not think I was going to win, I was mostly in it for the fun experience.”
Sophomores Lily Carone placed first place for level III composition and first place instrumental music, Erin Okey in level III placed third place (tie) in listening and first place in literary recitation. Hannah Wick in Spanish III placed second place in reading, tied second place in listening, and third place in literary recitation.
In ninth grade, Maddux Fisanich earned 2nd place Level II Reading. Jossalyn Satterfield placed 1st in level II composition, tied 3rd place listening, and 2nd place Model Construction, Benjamin Brown in 3rd place for level II Composition. Brown commentated, “It’s [winning] something you can never know, which makes it so exciting.” Lucas Connell tied 3rd place in level II Listening and placed 3rd in speaking.
Freshman Emma Cramer shared, “My favorite part of APPLES was being able to hang out with my friends who also share an interest in language.”
[Photo by Brian Henninger]
Photo Caption: “The French and Spanish students at the Junior High and the high school get together after a quick meeting in Fisher Auditorium.”