le 15 mai 2009
The Great Hall, Coffman Union
University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
Bruxelles Porto Novo Ouagadougou Bujumbura Yaounde Ottawa Bangui
NDjanema Moroni Kinshasa DjiboutiParis Libreville Conakry Port-au-Prince
Yamoussoukro Luxembourg Brazzaville Antananarivo Bamako Monaco Dakar
Niamey Kigali Victoria Berne Lome PortVila
2009 Minnesota Participating Schools
Apple Valley High School Austin High School
Benilde-St. Margarets Blake Middle School
Blake Upper School Breck School
Centennial High School St. Paul Central High School
Century HS, Rochester Como Park Senior High School
Coon Rapids High School Cooper High School
Edina High School Harding High School
Highland Park High School International School of MN
John Marshall HS, Rochester Lake Country School
Lakeville North High School Etoile du Nord Immersion St. Paul
Marshall School, Duluth Mayo High School, Rochester
Minnehaha Academy Minnetonka High School
Mounds View High School Richfield High School
St Paul Academy-Summit School St. Thomas Academy
Tartan High School Visitation School
Wayzata High School
American Association of Teachers of French
Executive Board 2008-2009
Lydia Belateche, President
Patricia Mougel, First Vice-President & Program Coordinator
LaRae Ellingson, Secretary-Treasurer
Mary Kuettner, Recording Secretary
Francoise Denis, Managing, Editor Reflets de letoile du nord
Mary Lou Wolsey, AATF-MN Website Coordinator
Clare Hagen, Coordinator A Vous la Parole
Beth Alto, State Administrator Grand Concours 2009
Dr. Gregg H. Siewert, Truman State University
AATF Region VII Representative to National Board
Lisa Narug, National Director, LE Grand Concours
National Contest statistics are available on the national AATF website
Le Grand Concours 2009:
101,487 national contestants
1571 Minnesota students registered
31 schools, 50 teachers
87 Minnesota National Winners in Levels 01-5
190 Minnesota State Winners, Levels 01-5
57 Minnesota National FLES Winners + 13 Honorable Mentions
Minnesota winners all score 80% correct or above.
National winners receive national rankings of 1-10.
Grand Concours Brunch 2009 Photos
Convent of the Visitation Grand Concours 2009 Brunch participants
- photos submitted by Ilse Norris, Convent of the Visitation, teacher -
National Winners receive the Certificat Laureat National.
Minnesota State Winners receive the Certificat dHonneur (bleu).
Scores above the 50th percentile receive the Certificat de Reussite.
1st Place National Winners: a Gold Medal and personal plaque.
2nd and 3rd Place National Winners: a Silver Medal.
4th-10th Place National Winners: a Bronze Medal.
The National AATF is sending prizes for ranks 1-10 in Levels 01-5
and for FLES National winners in ranks 1 – 10
All Minnesota State winners are part of the Prize Drawing.
Level 3, 4, and 5:
2 Grand Prizes of $700 toward travel to any francophone country
All Levels, including FLES, and Teachers
Drawings for prizes.
The drawings took place at the end of the program.
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- Mary Ellen Weller, a Miranda Godfread, et Paula Tapala, pour tout leur aide.
- Betsy Kerr et Daniel Brewer, professeurs de francais
et au Departement de francais et d'italien de l'Universite du Minnesota.
- Lydia Belateche, Presidente de lAATF-Minnesota
- tous les professeurs de tous ces Laureats, leurs parents, et surtout ces participants courageux
qui ont fait face au Concours
GRAND MERCI !!
-- Beth Alto, Grand Concours 2009 Administrator, Minnesota chapter
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to the following businesses which donated prizes for our Laureats and their teachers
Chez Daniel Bistro – Embassy Suites, 2800 American Blvd W, Bloomington
Patricks Bakery & Cafe –Patricks at Bachmans on Lyndale & Southdale Square
Barbette—1600 W Lake Street, Minneapolis
A special MERCI to the University of Minnesotas Department of French and Italian
for providing funds for the printing of the Distribution de Prix booklet.
MINNESOTA GRAND CONCOURS 2009
edited and revised 3 June 2009 for MnAATF.org as A31.htm