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A Wall of Winners, the French Edition

As is tradition, the annual English spelling bee is always followed by a French one. The Have Faith Haiti Mission School is an école bilinguale, or bilingual school. Sudents learn four hours of English and three hours of French every school day, with a curriculum designed to reach all Haitian academic standards as well as prepare students for any TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) standardized tests.

And so we present, without further ado, the winners of this year’s concours d’orthographe for the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh grade French classes held at the end of June.

See some familiar faces and names below? It’s no surprise. Some of our best French spellers have quite a knack for it in English, too! Another common theme? Ties!

Level Four

Tied for first place for Primary 2 with Nickenson, Josue and Bettinie once again found themselves equally matched in French.

Level Five

Enolyka and Louvenson are once again head-to-head as they were last year in French, and a few weeks ago in the English spelling bee, Primary 4 division.

Level Six

Widley and Appoloste just can’t seem to stop tying for first place, as they did with Djouna in the English bee, Senior level.

Level Seven

Chivensky (last year’s winner) and Nahoum in another tie.

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