Area students to compete in foreign languages at WCU

Some 175 high school and middle school students from across Western North Carolina will test their knowledge of French and Spanish on Tuesday, March 15, in the 34th annual Foreign Language Contest at Western Carolina University.

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

Individuals and teams will compete in various categories in French and/or Spanish such as music, skits, show-and-tell, how-to, extemporaneous speaking, poetry, native speaker poetry, quiz bowl and native speaker quiz bowl.

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

Department of World Languages students and faculty and other volunteers will serve as judges.

Participating schools include Asheville Middle, Carolina Day, Franklin High, Henderson Early College, North Henderson High and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy.

For more information, contact Melissa Allen at WCU’s Department of World Languages at (828) 227-7241.