The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) is pleased to announce that Kate Trojan has received the 2022 AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award and Savannah Soule has received a 2022 AATF Excellence in French Award. These awards are made annually to graduating seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the study of French as well as an exceptional commitment to the French language and the many cultures where it is spoken. Recipients must have completed at least three years of French study at the time of graduation and be non-native speakers of French.
Kate has also received the $500 2022 MaFLA Mel & Cindy Yoken French Scholarship for Graduating HS Seniors. This is a new scholarship opportunity offered to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in the study of French as well as an exceptional commitment to pursuing francophone studies at the University level.
Kate Trojan is a Massachusetts Seal of Biliteracy Award recipient. She served as President of the Triton High School World Language Honor Society, she scored as a National Laureat for four consecutive years on the AATF Grand Concours and she is the Trion High School Salutatorian. Kate will pursue the study of French in combination with engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the Fall of 2022, where she will also play lacrosse. Kate hopes to study French and engineering at l’INSA, Rennes in the future.
Savannah Soule is an AP French Language student. She is the Triton High School Vice President of the AATF Société Honoraire de Français, she has participated in National French Week, she is a Massachusetts State Seal of Biliteracy Recipient in French, and she is a four time National Laureat in the Grand Concours.
The AATF was founded in 1927 and has as its mission the promotion of the study of French language and French-speaking literature and cultures at all levels. We are proud to recognize the achievements of outstanding students and their teachers. We hope that this award will motivate students to continue their study of French either through a career in teaching or as a complement to any other profession.
MaFLA was founded in 1967 by a group of Massachusetts foreign language educators originally associated with the New England Foreign Language Teachers Association. The purpose of the new organization was to advocate for foreign language programming within our state as well as to establish the presence of the discipline before the State Board of Education. MaFLA educators are proud to recognize the achievements of outstanding students and their teachers. Find out more about Mel and Cindy Yoken, who hope that this award will motivate students to continue their study of French either through a career in teaching or as a complement to any other profession, here.