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Tres bien for SEHS French students
5.15 French test winners
Randy Stapleton and J.T. Mahany finished in the top 10 in their respective national French exams. - photo by Photo provided

Twenty-five French students from Mrs. Valerie Granzow’s classes at South Effingham High School participated in the National French Exam given in March.

The National French Exam enables students to show their proficiency in listening and reading comprehension, as well as their mastery of French vocabulary and grammar. They compete at the state and national level. It is sponsored yearly by the American Association of Teachers of French. This year, 58,000 students throughout the country participated in the competition.

This year, 21 of Granzow’s students placed in the top 10 percent in the state in French 1, 2 and 3. Two of them who scored first place in Georgia were also ranked nationally. Randy David Stapleton was ranked 10th in the nation for the French 1 exam and John Thomas Mahany was ranked sixth in the nation for the French 3 exam.