Foreign Language Contest to bring region’s students to campus March 21

Approximately 172 high school and middle school students from across Western North Carolina and northern Georgia will test their knowledge of French and Spanish on Tuesday, March 21, during the 35th 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 numerous categories in French and/or Spanish – 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 8:30 a.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, Enka High, Franklin High, Franklin School of Innovation, North Henderson High, Robbinsville High, Smoky Mountain High, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, Towns County (Georgia) High and Tuscola High.

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