Kamloops students found success at the recent provincial French public-speaking competition Concours d'arts oratoires.
Lloyd George elementary student Adam Khelouiatai took first prize in the Grade 6 immersion category. South Kamloops secondary student Morgan Watson finished second in the Grade 10 core French level. Emma Gagnon placed third in the Grade 7 Francophone category. She attends Ecole Collines d'or.
Others participating from Kamloops included:
Eduardo Nunez-Palma, Grade 6, Ecole Collines d'or;
Sophie Kramer, Grade 7, Lloyd George elementary;
Julye-Anne McKenny, Grade 12, North Kam secondary;
Kyla Christianson, Grade 11, South Kamloops secondary; and
Lisa Karpuk, Grade 12, South Kamloops secondary.
This is the 35th year for the competition, which saw 10,000 students take part at local levels, with 235 proceeding to the provincial stage.
It is sponsored by Canadian Parents for French B.C. and Yukon.