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National Essay Winner

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Harry Collinge High School student Amelie Burkinshaw was recently recognized as among the best writers in the country. The Grade 11 French Immersion student will receive a $2,000 bursary to Campus St. Jean at the University of Alberta for her submission to the French for the Future 2020-2021 National Essay Contest. This year's theme was "How has fake news changed your relationship with the media?" Congratulations to Amelie and her teacher Mr. Mathieu Brosseau Tremblay!

GYPSD offers French Immersion programming in the communities of Jasper, Hinton, and Edson from K to Grade 12. Many of our students apply and earn their DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Lanque Française) certification. DELF is a useful certificate to have, particularly when applying to French jobs or for access to French universities. Students in French Immersion greatly benefit from the ability to learn a second language and experience rich cultural traditions. In addition, students have the opportunity to challenge the DELF/DALF French exams in Grades 11/12. The DELF and the DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official diplomas awarded by the French National Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside of France in the French language. This is a great culmination to a student’s chosen program and addition to their resumé. Each exam evaluates the four communication skills of reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Bien joué Amelie!

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