Students coming to campus for language contest

Approximately 250 high school students from across Western North Carolina will test their knowledge of French and Spanish on Tuesday, March 12, in the 31st annual Foreign Language Contest at Western Carolina University.

The competition, sponsored by WCU’s Department of Modern Foreign Languages, will be held at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.

Individuals and teams will compete in these events: music, quiz bowl, native speaker Spanish quiz bowl, skits, show-and-tell, how-to, poetry recitation, native speaker poetry and extemporaneous speaking.

The competitions begin at 9 a.m., with doors opening at 8 a.m. at the Ramsey Center. The awards ceremony will begin at 12:15 p.m.

Students and faculty from the Department of Modern Foreign Languages, along with other volunteers, will serve as judges.

Participating high schools will include Andrews, East Henderson, Franklin, Mitchell, North Henderson, Tuscola and West Henderson.

For more information, contact Melissa Allen in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at 828-227-7241 for visit the contest website: Foreign Language Contest for High School Students.