CHS Student Wins Contest—And Why Studying Foreign Language Is Important

CHS sophomore Alex Gardner accepts her award from CHS Spanish teacher Carrie Robinson

CHS sophomore Alex Gardner accepts her award from CHS Spanish teacher Carrie Robinson

Colchester High School sophomore Alex Gardner was recently awarded top honors in the Vermont Foreign Language Association’s 2013 Poster Contest. Alex’s submission was judged on its visual impact and overall appeal, its relevance to the theme (which was “Foreign languages: They Nourish the Brain!”), neatness, originality, accuracy, and conforming to size requirements. She and her fellow winners from around the state will be honored at a reception at the Vermont State House in Montpelier in the spring.

CHS teacher Carrie Robinson offered flan and other Spanish-themed celebratory foods for the occasion

CHS teacher Carrie Robinson offered flan and other Spanish-themed celebratory foods for the occasion

Alex Gardner with her award and prize

Alex Gardner with her award and prize

Why is the study for foreign languages important?

There a countless benefits associated with studying foreign languages. It can open up additional career opportunities, deepen cultural understanding and appreciation and acceptance of diversity, facilitate traveling, dramatically improve communication and listening skills, and much more. There are even numerous cognitive and neurological benefits associated with learning new languages.

For more information, please contact CHS at (802) 264-5700.

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