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 EDITOR'S ADVISORY: World Langauge Competition Set for Tuesday 





Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail:

World Language Day Set for Tuesday:

Bonjour….Buenos Dias…Guten Tag

 Just a quick reminder that more than 1,500 students (the number has increased) from some 35 regional high schools will be on the Slippery Rock University campus Tuesday [Feb. 11] showing off their language skills as part of SRU’s department of modern languages and cultures “World Language Competition.” The event will offer feature photo opportunities – and a chance to spotlight the importance of undertaking a second language in high school.

          Students from Butler, Allegheny, Lawrence and Mercer counties will compete for individual and school prizes in all levels of Spanish, French, German and Latin. The event runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (primarily) in Spotts World Culture Building. Planned are a 10:15 a.m. session detailing flamenco music and dance in Room 216 and a 12:30 p.m. session on children’s literature in Spanish in Room 116. There also will be 30-minute sessions in Swedish, Korean, Japanese and other world languages exposing the competitors to other cultures and a session for high school language teachers.

          Those planning to staff all or part of the day are asked to call 724-738-2199.

       Participating schools include:

     Avella High School                          Bethel Park High School                            Cathedral Preparatory School

Center High School                         Chartiers-Houston High School                   Chartiers Valley High School

Cochranton High School                  Commodore Perry High School                   Dorseyville Middle School

Fairview High School                       Fox Chapel High School                             Independence Middle School

Kennedy Catholic High School         Keystone Oaks High School                       Lakeview Christian Academy

Laurel High School                          Lincoln High School                                   Mercer High School

Mercyhurst Preparatory School        Mohawk Jr/Sr. High School                        Moon High School

Neshannock High School                 North Clarion High School                          NW PA Collegiate Academy

Norwin Sr. High School                   Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High SchoolPortersville Christian School

Punxsutawney High School              Redbank Valley High School                      Rocky Grove High School

Shenango High School                     Slippery Rock High School                         Quaker Valley High School

Quaker Valley Middle School

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