Archmere Places Second at World Language Showcase Competition

Archmere participated in the first annual Delaware World Language Showcase competition at the University of Delaware on Saturday, March 18. Students competed in various cultural and language-based competitions, giving presentations and telling stories. Archmere took home 28 medals, placing second overall in the competition.
Archmere advanced-level French students Jessica Grier, Christina Rosenbaum and Grace Lawler each placed in the top three in the Language of Proficiency, Cultural Showcase, Storytelling and Cultural Photo Trivia competitions. French novice student Vivian Lehman won 3rd place in the Language of Proficiency and 1st in French novice Storytelling, while Bridget McNamara won 1st place in the French novice Cultural Showcase. French novice team Vivian Lehman, Lillian Domenico and Bridget McNamara won the Escape Room Challenge at their level. In French Cultural Photo Trivia Challenge, novice level, Vivian Lehman placed 1st and Bridget McNamara placed 3rd.

Archmere students Isabella Sanchez (1st), Sherilyn O’Manya (2nd) and Isabella Lehr (3rd) swept the Spanish Intermediate Cultural Photo Trivia. Isabella Lehr was 3rd in the intermediate Spanish Cultural Showcase and Isabella Lehr and Clara Korley came 2nd in intermediate Spanish Storytelling. Spanish novice students Colin Mosley, Ruby Talabisco and Paige Noval also participated in the competition. Spanish teachers Srta. Scheflen and Sra. Pérez accompanied the students.

The competition was organized by DECTFL (Delaware Council for Teachers of Foreign Languages) as a way for Delaware students to demonstrate their language proficiency and celebrate their love of learning languages with like-minded peers. As part of the day, students also learned Mexican folk dancing and how to play petanque.
Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.