Students to compete in foreign languages March 17

Approximately 220 high school students from across Western North Carolina and northern Georgia will test their knowledge of French and Spanish on Tuesday, March 17, in the 33rd 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 several events, including music, skits, show-and-tell, how-to, Spanish extemporaneous speaking, poetry, native-speaker Spanish poetry, quiz bowl and native-speaker Spanish quiz bowl.

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

Modern foreign languages students and faculty, along with volunteers, will serve as judges.

Participating high schools include Carolina Day, Franklin, Henderson Early College, North Henderson, Pisgah, Robbinsville and Tuscola, and Towns County from Georgia.

For more information, call Melissa Allen at the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at (828) 227-7241.