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essay contest

Each year the VFLA sponsors a contest contest, available to students of any age whose teacher is a VFLA member. We choose a different theme each year; the 2018 theme was "Peace is the language we must speak." (Pope Francis)

One winner will be announced in each of the following categories for each language represented in the contest: novice, intermediate, pre-advanced, advanced/native. Winners receive a small cash prize and a certificate, and are invited to a reception at the State House in late spring at which the Governor reads a proclamation, and students have the opportunity to have their picture taken with the Governor and any members of the state legislature in attendance.

2018 Essay Contest Winners

German - Thomas Young, Milton High School, Staci Ferris- Letsos

             Spanish - Carolyn Leibly, Woodstock Union Middle School, Natalie Chaput

Intermediate:  French - Jack Wadsworth, Woodstock Union High School, Marie Anderson

                       Spanish - Aditi Patel, Mt. Anthony Union High School, Ellen Morelli

Pre-Advanced: French - Olivia Ferraro, Bellows Free Academy, Kristi Leet

       German - Raymond Zheng, Milton High School, Staci Ferris-Letsos

     Spanish - Zoe Greenhouse, Vermont Commons School, Chance Cardamone-Knewstub

Advanced: French - Morgan Biele, Woodstock Union High School, Colleen O’Connell

German - Ethan Swan, Milton High School, Staci Ferris-Letsos

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