Earl Marriott Secondary's Julia Albert

Surrey students fare well in Concours d’art oratoire

A pair of Surrey students took top honours in the Concours d'art oratoire, a pan-provincial French public-speaking competition.

A pair of Surrey students took top honours this month in the Concours d’art oratoire, a pan-provincial French public-speaking competition.

Kyle BoutilierFrench-immersion students Julia Albert, in Grade 9 at Earl Marriott Secondary, and Kyle Boutilier, in Grade 10 at Kwantlen Park Secondary, both won first place in their respective categories.

The pair were among a dozen Surrey students to compete in the provincial finals, held May 2 at SFU Surrey.

Competition judge Dr. Renée Hamilton-Clark described making it to the finals as “an incredible feat. We congratulate everyone who participated; they are all winners.”

Patti Holm, president of Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon, said

Concours d’art oratoire – held across Canada – aims to help students develop their creative and public-speaking abilities, as well as self-confidence.

Participants choose, develop and present a three- to five-minute speech on any subject they are interested in.

In all, 10,000 B.C. students competed; 240 made it to the finals.

Other Surrey finalists were Grace Kemp (Grade 6 Early Immersion, Laronde Elementary), Amélie Cyr-Lo (Grade 6 Francophone, Peace Arch Elementary), Danica Renaud Gould (Grade 6 Francophone, Peace Arch), Sam Albert (Grade 7 Early Immersion, Laronde), Joanna Wang (Grade 7 Late Immersion, Laronde), Mariam Ayubi (Grade 8 Immersion, Kwantlen Park Secondary), Daniella Zinetta (Earl Marriott), Coralie Tcheune (Grade 9 Francophone, Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary), Ayesha Warren (Grade 11 Immersion, Lord Tweedsmuir) and Jenny Zhu (Grade 12 Early Immersion, Earl Marriott).

The competition at the national level is open to top Grade 12 students.

 

Just Posted

Stabbing at Surrey banquet hall sends man to hospital

RCMP says victim has ‘non-life threatening’ injuries, incident still under investigation

55-year-old man taken to hospital after fire at Surrey RV park

Firefighters find man suffering from smoke inhalation, burns to face and hands: battalion chief

Slam poetry creates catharsis for North Delta youth

Burnsview Secondary team gearing up for poetry festival and competition in April

South Surrey parking ticket perplexes, frustrates

Theresa Delaney predicts more people will be wrongly ticketed

‘Just like Iron Man’: Calgary surgeon undergoes experimental spinal surgery

Dr. Richi Gill was in a freak accident on a boogie board during a family vacation in Hawaii

Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

Pope Francis has urged participants to meet with abuse victims before they came to Rome

Ex-FBI official: ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump

Andrew McCabe said FBI had good reason to open a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was in league with Russia

B.C. athlete takes home gold in freestyle aerials at Canada Games

Brayden Kuroda won the event with a combined score of 121.65.

Pedestrian in serious condition after hit by car downtown Abbotsford

A youth was also hit, suffered minor injuries, police say

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

New round of consultations with Indigenous communities is coming

B.C. government provides $75,000 towards salmon study

Study looks at abundance and health of Pacific salmon in Gulf of Alaska

Murdered and missing honoured at Stolen Sisters Memorial March in B.C.

‘We come together to make change within the systems in our society’

Most Read