Association Americaine des Professeurs de Francais





et Petit Dejeuner


le 19 mai 2011


The Great Hall, Coffman Union

University of Minnesota-Minneapolis





Bruxelles Porto Novo Ouagadougou

Bujumbura Yaounde Ottawa Bangui

N'Djanema Moroni Kinshasa Djibouti

Paris Libreville Conakry Port-au-Prince

Yamoussoukro Luxembourg Brazzaville

Antananarivo Bamako Monaco Dakar

Niamey Kigali Victoria Berne Lome PortVila





- Carolyn Fisk, Grand Concours Administrator, Minnesota


- Beth Alto, Frederique Schmidt, Jodi James, Clare Hagen 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 l'AATF-Minnesota


- tous les professeurs de tous ces Laureats, aux parents,

et surtout ces eleves courageux qui ont fait face au defi du Concours



2011 Minnesota Participating Schools


Benilde-St. Margaret's

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

Harding High School                                

International School of MN

John Marshall HS, Rochester                  

Lake Country School

L'Etoile du Nord Immersion

Marshall School, Duluth

Mayo High School, Rochester

Minnehaha Academy

Minnetonka High School

Mounds View High School

Northfield High School

Richfield High School                     

St. Peter High School

St Paul Academy-Summit School

St. Thomas Academy

Tartan High School

Visitation School                 

Wayzata High School                      



National Contest statistics are available on the national AATF website:




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Beth Alto - Minnetonka HS ( emcee), Carolyn Fisk - Lake Country Sch. (Chair)

Lydia Belateche - U of MN - TC (Mn-AATF President)


Le Grand Concours 2011


99,005 national contestants


1641 Minnesota students registered

28 schools 47 teachers



110 Minnesota National Winners in Levels 01-5

46 Minnesota National FLES Winners

19 Honorable Mention FLES Winners

194 Minnesota State Winners, Levels 01-5

Minnesota winners all score 80% correct or above.


National winners receive national rankings of 1-10.



Minnesota AATF is proud of its national winners!

(secondary level)

3 1st place 2011 National Winners

3 2nd place 2011 National Winners

9 3rd place 2011 National Winners

95 4th-10th 2011 National Winners




Prizes Awarded



National Winners receive the Certificat Laureat National.

Minnesota State Winners receive the Certificat d'Honneur (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


AATF-Minnesota Prizes

1 two week stay at Lac du Bois summer 2011 at Concordia Language Villages

All levels are part of this Prize Drawing.


Levels 3, 4, and 5:

1 Grand Prize of $700 toward travel to any francophone country


All Levels, including FLES, and Teachers

Drawings for prizes will be done after each level is called up.

AATF-Minnesota vous felicite!




Un grand MERCI to the Minnesota AATF for providing prizes for the drawing.

Un grand MERCI to Carolyn Fisk for donated prizes.


Un grand MERCI to the following businesses that donated prizes

for our Laureats and their teachers:


Chez Daniel Bistro –

Embassy Suites, 2800 American Blvd W, Bloomington


Grand Cafe

3804 Grand Ave South Mpls


Coquette Boutique

8920 25 th St Elko New Market 55020




A special MERCI to the University of Minnesota's Department of French and Italian

for providing funds for the printing of the Distribution de Prix booklet.







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of 2011 Grand Concours

Winners by Level


**90% or above Minnesota winners all score at least 80% correct.








Frédérique Schmidt, Breck

(did the technology slide show and the opening activity on the large overhead screen)

and Beth Alto




Michele Cassavante (Blake), Betsy Kerr (U of MN - TC) , Beth Alto, and at the check in table





Jodi James (Breck - she printed all of the certificates) and two students from Breck




Keara M. & parents student of Michelle Vitt at Minnehaha Academy - 8th grade)




James Skoog and family with Mary Behrends (teacher St. Peter MN HS )





a family group


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FLES National Winners


**90% or above Minnesota winners all score at least 80% correct.


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International School students


Start Preparing for the Grand Concours 2012 !


Grades 1 – 6 (FLES); February 15 – 28, 2012

Grades 7 -12 (levels 01 – 5): March 1 – 28, 2012

Awards Breakfast: Tuesday, May 15, 2012






Minnesota Chapter

American Association of Teachers of French

Executive Board 2010-2011


Lydia Belateche, President

Rick Treece, First Vice-President & Program Coordinator

LaRae Ellingson, Corresponding Secretary-Treasurer

Mary Kuettner, Recording Secretary

Francoise Denis, Managing, Editor Reflets de l'etoile du nord

Mary Lou Wolsey, AATF-MN Website Coordinator

Anne Muske and Clare Hagen, Coordinators Vous la Parole

Carolyn Fisk, State Administrator Grand Concours


Dr. Gregg H. Siewert, Truman State University

AATF Region VII Representative to National Board


Lisa Narug, National Director, Le Grand Concours



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