10,000 students from across British Columbia competed, 209 made the provincial finals, including 11 students from Richmond in this year's pan-provincial French public speaking competition, Concours d'art oratoire.
"Concours is an outstanding showcase and celebration of excellence in French language education," said Greer Cummings, President of Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon.
"Through participation in Concours, students develop their public speaking and relationship building skills in French, and ultimately the confidence to express their ideas clearly. These capacities are highly valued in today's global society, making these students more adaptable and employable in a dynamic and competitive landscape. As effective communicators, these students will become the leaders of tomorrow. We are so proud of all our Concours participants. Bravo à vous toutes et tous pour votre belle participation!"