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P.E.I. students honoured with French excellence awards

P.E.I. students have been honoured with a French excellence award.
P.E.I. students have been honoured with French excellence awards. - Contributed

Eight Island students have been recognized with the French Student Excellence Award by the Canadian Parents for French-P.E.I. (CPF-P.E.I.)

Students apply for the award and are awarded points based on character, leadership, interest in becoming bilingual as well as scholastic ability.

Distinction, whether in intellect or character or a combination of these, is the most essential requirement.

The Island students are Matthew Antle, Souris Regional High, core French; Myra Peters, Gulf Shore School, mid-immersion; Hayden Chaisson, Westisle Composite, early French immersion; Josie Thibodeau, Westisle Composite, early French immersion; Allison Harper, Westisle Composite, early French immersion; Keagan Norring, Charlottetown Rural High, early French immersion; Aaron James Currie, Charlottetown Rural High, late immersion; Trinity Maclean, Vernon River School, core French.

Awards were available for students enrolled in core French, French Immersion and in French language schools. The winning students receive a paid registration to the Encounters with Canada Program.

“This award is an excellent way to recognize students for the hard work they do in studying in French,’’ said Nancy Kitson, president of CPF-P.E.I. “It also gives the students a practical way in which to use their French language skills as the program at Encounters can be done in French or English.’’

For more information about this or other programs supported by CPF-P.E.I., call Gail at 902-368-3703 or

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