The Wootton High
School chapter of the French Honor Society encompasses a select group of
advanced level French students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship in the
study of French language and culture. Membership in this organization is
contingent on outstanding academic performance and dedication to French studies
both inside the classroom and out.
Throughout the academic year, students partake in various fundraisers that
serve the local and global community. Most notably, profits from these
fundraisers are donated to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders),
a humanitarian organization that provides medical assistance to underprivileged
countries. In the 2015-2016 year alone, FHS raised over $ 1 000 for this organization.
As members of FHS, students also enrich their understanding of French culture
during the school year and outside of class by dining in French restaurants,
viewing films, attending French culinary lessons and visiting local art
museums. In addition, members have the opportunity to serve as aides or tutors,
working with students in lower levels and assisting the French department and
FHS with activities. Because FHS is not as large as, say , NHS, it is easier
for students to take on leadership roles and receive direct support from other
officers and members.
Presidents: Ornella Bayigamba and Kayla
Sponsor: Cristina Maass
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