Sandy Creek kids earn foreign language fluency honors

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French and Spanish foreign language students at Sandy Creek High School recently brought home the gold, silver and bronze medals for their fluency at the Foreign Language Association of Georgia (FLAG) annual High School Spoken Language competition.

The contest evaluates language students on their ability to communicate in the target language by conversation with an interviewer. Students compete against a set of standards, not each other. Participants are rated according to the quality of performance at three levels of competency: superior, excellent or notable.

The number of awards is not limited. Students who perform at one of the three competency levels receive corresponding ribbons.

Level one students had to hold a conversation in their language for eight minutes. Spanish students Emmanuel Fortuchang received a gold ribbon, Priyanka Patel received a silver ribbon, and Cailey Mewborn also received a silver ribbon.

Level two students had to hold a conversation in their language for 10 minutes. French student Emmanuel Aneke received a bronze ribbon, and Spanish students RuthAnne DeGrange received a gold ribbon, and Madhavi Scharko received a silver ribbon.

Level four students had to hold a conversation in their language for 12 minutes. Spanish students Tajah Damm received a silver ribbon, and Jordan Fason received a bronze ribbon.

Shown above are FLAG participants from Sandy Creek High School. Each earned ribbons for their demonstrated levels of fluency in their target languages. They are (L-R) Emmanuel Aneke, Jordan Fason, Tajah Damm, Cailey Mewborn, Madhavi Scharko, Priyanka Patel, RuthAnne DeGrange, and Emmanuel Fortuchang.