On March 8, Cherry Hill East students who volunteered to take the National French Contest stayed after school for an hour to take the exam. East’s French department (Mrs. Saillard and Mrs. Phillips) hosted the event with volunteers who proctored the tests.
There were five different levels of the contest (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) each corresponding to the year of French the student is taking in school. All students in the year take the same exam, regardless of level (A or H).
“Our class did some practice, but I felt like the H level kids were definitely more prepared for the test,” said David Miller (’12).
There were some difficulties during the exam, what was supposed to be just one hour turned into a one and a half hour exam due to technical difficulties. There were two parts to the test, listening and reading, both take half an hour. On the 8th, the CD did not play loud enough from the CD player, so the students had to take the listening first.
The test went from 2:45 PM to 4:00 PM, but all the students were able to catch the late buses back home.