We were just informed that Avery won First Place in a national essay contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)! Avery will receive a monetary award and national recognition for his French essay, "Onwards to New Frontiers in French!" Way to go! Thank you to Madame Stiehr for continuing to do a great job preparing our middle school students for excellent achievement in French language skills and for instilling an appreciation of Francophile culture. In this photo, Avery, who is an aspiring gourmet chef, is dressed as one of his culinary heroes for a class presentation.