More than 800 students competed at the 64th Congress of French Culture in Florida [fr]
During March, more than 800 students from the 11th to the 12th grade of 36 schools in Florida participated in the annual Congress of French Culture at Orlando. They all competed on the theme of the Universal Exposition of 1889, in French, of course!
They were competing for seven scholarships and awards including the very popular CultureLab offered by the Institut Français, which is a scholarship from the French government that allows the winner to attend the famous and prestigious Avignon’s Festival taking place in July.
The lucky winner- Catherine Dos Santos from Palmer Trinity School located in Homestead- is thus invited to the next festival at Avignon, a great moment of contemporary theatre, in which she will participate in workshops and, of course, attend shows.
Hannah Grewal from the The Bolles School in Jacksonville won the scholarship of the France-Florida Foundation for the Arts (FFFA), and Louis Eric di Gioia, from West Shore Junior/Senior High School, Melbourne , won the award delivered by the Alliance Française of Bonita Springs; two awards which are nice encouragements to continue to learn French.
The 65th festival already disclosed its theme; it will be about the imaginary within fairy tales, a theme chosen this year by the students themselves, inviting even more schools and even more students to partake in this competition during the Francophonie month of 2017.
To learn more about the 2016 program and to contact the organizers, visit the site: