A few weeks ago, Cristina Andronic, a grade 11 student from St. Paul High School claimed first prize for the third year in a row at the Ontario French Public Speaking competition held at York University in Toronto. In doing so, she was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to York University, as well as a spot in the National Concours d'art oratoire held at the University of Ottawa.
At Nationals, the pre-selection committee decided to bump Cristina up one level from 2 to 3, and she ended up claiming first place in the Level 3 category! By winning first place at the National Concours, she will recieve a $20,000 scholarship ($5,000 a year) to the University of Ottawa!
Her impressive speech "La quête moderne pour l'immortalité" was about the modern quest for immortality. Félicitations Cristina, nous sommes très fiers de toi!