Forty French IV and French V students and German I and German II students from Loveland High School and Thompson Valley High School participated in the annual University of Northern Colorado’s World Language State Competition on April 12. Over 1,200 high school World Language students from Colorado and Wyoming took part in a variety of competitions in the different languages for speaking, poetry, individual talents, small skits and all class cultural plays.
The following TVHS German students placed in the following events: Trent Watson, German I, placed first in the “Who am I” speaking contest; Greta Scavarda, German II, placed first in the “Show and Tell” speaking contest; and Victoria Snyder, German II, placed third in the poetry contest.
Meanwhile, the results for the LHS French students are as follows: Teyha Watson, French V, placed second in the Extemporaneous Speaking in French context. The French IV and French V classes also placed second in the all-class cultural plays. Students write a 10-minute play based on a version of a Francophone piece of literature. This year’s class chose La Belle et La Bête (Beauty and the Beast) as their play. They wrote the script and created a musical. The play was performed entirely in French.
Congratulations to these talented World Language students. Also, congratulations to Dirk Habig, German teacher at TVHS, and Arnaud Garcia, French teacher at LHS, for their hard work in preparing these students to compete at the state level.