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More than 400 high school students from across Western North Carolina and northeast Georgia gathered at Western Carolina University on Thursday, March 16, to test their knowledge of French, German and Spanish in the university's 24th annual Foreign Languages Contest.

The competition was sponsored by WCU 's department of modern foreign languages. Individuals and teams competed in numerous events: art, music, quiz bowl, native speaker quiz bowl, skits, show and tell, “who am I?,” poetry recitation, how-to, extemporaneous speaking and video commercial.

Western's modern foreign languages students, faculty and staff, along with volunteers from other departments on campus, served as judges.

Participating high schools included Carolina Day, Cherokee, Erwin, Enka, Franklin , Mitchell, North Henderson, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee, Roberson, Tuscola and West Henderson.

Winning students and schools are

German art: First, Jenny Readling, Tuscola; second, Emily Haack, Tuscola. Spanish art: First, Terra Midgett, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee; second, Juan Gomez, North Henderson .

French music: First, Tuscola; second, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee. German music: First, Tuscola. Spanish music: First, Tuscola; second, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee.

French skits: First: Carolina Day; second, Tuscola. German skits: First, Erwin. Spanish skits: First, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee; second, Tuscola.

French “who am I”: First, Christie Draddy, Carolina Day; second, Krista Tveidt, Tuscola. German “who am I”: First, Alexis Fountain, Erwin. Spanish “who am I”: First, Yekyong Choe, Carolina Day; second, Lindsey Raeburn, Tuscola.

French show-and-tell: First, Sisira Gorthala, Carolina Day; second, Emely Patrick, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee. German show-and-tell: First, Kirsten Higgins, Erwin. Spanish show-and-tell: First, Kara Karcher, Franklin; second, Michael Manning, North Henderson.

French how-to: First, Sean Quigley, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee; second, Davis Graham, Carolina Day. Spanish how-to: First, Chris Shakelford, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee; second, Lauren Jensen, Mitchell.

French extemporaneous speaking: First, Kennon Jones, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee; second, Miry Yun, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee; Spanish extemporaneous speaking: First, John Garrett, Carolina Day; second, Didier Dalton, Carolina Day.

French poetry recitation: First, Myroslava Sokyra, West Henderson; second, Geoff Conklin, Tuscola. German poetry recitation: First, Lauren Pressley, Tuscola. Spanish poetry recitation: First, Kate Haskell, Mitchell; second, Myka Webster, Erwin.

Spanish native speaker poetry recitation: First, Selene Pugg, North Henderson; second, Miry Yun, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee.

French video commercial: First, Mitchell; second, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee. German video commercial: First, Tuscola; second, Erwin. Spanish video commercial: First, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee; second, Carolina Day.

French quiz bowl: First, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee; second, Carolina Day. Spanish quiz bowl: First, Tuscola; second, Carolina Day. Spanish native speaker quiz bowl: First, Enka; second, North Henderson.

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