Journée de la Francophonie

Journée de la Francophonie

On Saturday, February 25, 2023, 12 Upper School students participated in the fourth Journée de la Francophonie at UTSA.

Saint Mary’s Hall and other area high schools celebrated French-speaking countries and cultures from around the world. The cultural attaché of the French embassy in Houston and the president of the Alliance Française of San Antonio welcomed the students.

A treasure hunt and presentations from Morocco, Belgium, and Corsica were a few of the activities available. Students also had fun competing in different races and playing petanque. In addition to the cultural activities, academic events included, prose and sight-reading, dictation, poetry recitation, and graphic arts.

Congratulations to Alex Riebe '23 for placing 2nd in Advanced Dictation, Paulina Esquinca-Moreno '24 for placing 2nd in Advanced Poetry Recitation, Elissa Mason-Bizzell '24 for placing 2nd in Art, Cici Yang '24 for placing 1st in Advanced Dictation and 2nd place in Advanced Reading, Saviandra Trevin '25 for placing 2nd in Reading, and Ellie Wyche '25 for placing 1st in Advance Singing.