Routhier student’s passion for French sends her to contest

Mackenna Maisonneuve
Mackenna Maisonneuve

Mac Olsen
Express Staff
For Mackenna Maisonneuve, there’s nothing greater than writing and speaking French.

“I like spelling in French, it’s fun,” says Maisonneuve. “It’s a very fun language to learn.”

The Grade 5 student at Ecole Routhier participated in a French spelling contest on Feb. 11. She did very well, enabling her to go to the La Dietée PGL regional final at Ecole Heritage on March 16.

Maisonneuvewas nervous and excited at the same time. Although she placed 13th overall in the event, Maisonneuve really enjoyed the experience and would like to participate in it again next year.

Maisonneuve won a number of prizes for her participation. Her teacher, Elise Schaefer, is pleased she was able to participate in La Dietée PGL.

About La Dictée PGL
As found on their website, La Dictée P.G.L. is designed for primary schools students (from kindergaten to 8th grade), and to those of the first two grades of secondary schools in Canada and in the United States. The Regional Finales take place throughout the month of March. Only one 5th or 6th grade student can represent his or her school at the Regional Finale.

In 2011-2012, the 21st edition of La Dictée P.G.L. involved close to 190,000 students from 10 provinces and 3 territories in Canada, and from the United States. In Africa, nearly 200,000 students from Senegal,Mali and the Republic of Guinea participated in LaDictée P.G.L. The student can review the vocabulary words proposed in MonMagazine, since the theme of the dictations remains the same throughout the year. No school material (grammar or dictionary) can be consulted during the Regional Finale.

La Fondation P.G.L.
Alors que son mandat de président de l’Agence canadienne de développement international (ACDI), touchait à sa fin, M. Paul Gérin-Lajoie se vit confier en 1977 la responsabilité de présider une organisat i o n non-gouvernementale dans un domaine cher à ses yeux : l’éducation pour tous.

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