Colchester High School sophomore Alex Gardner was recently awarded top honors in the Vermont Foreign Language Association’s 2013 Poster Contest. Alex’s submission was judged on its visual impact and overall appeal, its relevance to the theme (which was “Foreign languages: They Nourish the Brain!”), neatness, originality, accuracy, and conforming to size requirements. She and her fellow winners from around the state will be honored at a reception at the Vermont State House in Montpelier in the spring.
CHS Spanish III student Victoria Mier was also recently recognized for her accomplishments in the study of foreign language; hers was an award-winning submission to the annual Vermont Foreign Language Association’s Essay Contest.
Why is the study of foreign languages important?
There are countless benefits associated with studying foreign languages. It can open up additional career opportunities, deepen cultural understanding and appreciation and acceptance of diversity, facilitate traveling, dramatically improve communication and listening skills, and much more. There are even numerous cognitive and neurological benefits associated with learning new languages.
Victoria and Alex were honored at a reception at the Vermont State House on April 9 for their foreign language study and award-winning projects.
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