North Student Earns Perfect Score on National French Test

Posted by Community Relations Department on 4/23/2014

C’est magnifique!  Karla Garcia earned a perfect score on the National French Test given in March to French students across the U.S.  A junior who tested at the 3rd year level, Garcia will not only receive a gold medal and a first place prize, but she is also eligible to win an all-expense paid two-week trip to France, offered by the French Embassy.  Garcia is in the International Baccalaureate program, and is so fluent that she wrote her IB Extended Essay in French this year.  This is the first time North has had a non-native national winner. 



North traditionally has students ranked near the top for the state and nationally, but those rankings for the rest of the school’s National French Test-takers will not be reported until May.



 “We were notified right away about her national prize,” French teacher Anne Boisdin said.  “Karla is an amazing French student and young lady.”