Southeast Announces Foreign Language Festival Winners


artCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 1, 2009 – Over 350 students from area schools participated in the Department of Foreign Languages and Anthropology’s annual Foreign Language Festival held March 26 on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

Students participated in spelling bee and prose reading competitions in French, German and Spanish.  A scavenger hunt featured clues written in foreign languages.  Non-competitive events included musical performances, skits and recitations.  Winners in the competitive events are listed below:

French Spelling Bee Level One:First:     Laura Schaefer, Notre Dame High School, Cape GirardeauSecond:  Alexis Rhodes, Jackson High SchoolThird:    Natalie Williams, Notre Dame High School, Cape Girardeau

French Spelling Bee Advanced Level:First:     Sierra Wooley, Ste. Genevieve High SchoolSecond:  Amber Crites, Jackson High SchoolThird:    Annika Dengler, Ste. Genevieve High School

French Prose Reading Level One:First:    Alex Harris, Jackson High SchoolSecond:  Ashley Schott, Jackson High SchoolThird:    Adam McMikle, Sikeston High School

French Prose Reading Advanced Level:First:    Drew Young, Jackson High SchoolSecond:  Morgan Caldwell, Jackson High SchoolThird:    Tiffany Nation, Ste. Genevieve High School

German Spelling Bee Level One:First:    Nick Schwent, Ste. Genevieve High SchoolSecond:  Megan Picou, Ste. Genevieve High SchoolThird:   Ryan Liu, Ste. Genevieve High School

German Spelling Bee Advanced Level:First:    Alison Huber, Ste. Genevieve High School      Second:  Nicole Gettinger, Ste. Genevieve High SchoolThird:    Nicole Rottler, Ste. Genevieve High School

German Prose Reading Level One:First:     Lilly Johnson, Perryville High School        Second:   Mia Pohlman, Perryville High SchoolThird:     Derrick Grieshaber, Ste. Genevieve High School

German Prose Reading Advanced Level:First:     James Lawson, Ste. Genevieve High SchoolSecond:   Jenna Kertz, Ste. Genevieve High SchoolThird:    Stephanie Holland, Ste. Genevieve High School

Spanish Spelling Bee Level One:First:     Krista LaFrentes, Jackson High SchoolSecond:   Molly Johns, Notre Dame High School, Cape GirardeauThird:     Taylor Sauer, St. Vincent High School, Perryville

Spanish Spelling Bee Advanced Level:First:     Drew Hinkle, Jackson High SchoolSecond:   Kaitlyn Karleskint, Jackson High SchoolThird:     Nick Krull, Perryville High School

Spanish Prose Reading Level One:First:     Richard Simpson, Jackson High SchoolSecond:   Holly Bollinger, Jackson High SchoolThird:     Jon Ginder, Sikeston High School


Spanish Prose Reading Advanced Level:First:     Antonio DiPietro, Ste. Genevieve High School   Second:   Amandine Toffaloni, Jackson High SchoolThird:     Courtney Rodman, Jackson High School