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Rock Hill Students Do Well on National French Contest #rockhill

From Midlandsbiz:

Science and Mathematics Governor's School Celebrates Nine State and National Winners of the National French Contest

Apr 29, 2013
COLUMBIA, SC - April 29, 2013 - The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) celebrates nine students who won the National French Contest, or Le Grand Concours. Winners are considered to be the top ten scores in the state (SC) chapter and the top ten scores nationally.

Cassidy Baldwin, daughter of Louis and Luanne Baldwin of Charleston, ranked fifth in the state and seventh nationally. Mairin Claire Cotter, daughter of John and Deanna Cotter of Easley, ranked eighth in the state.
Patrick Gorospe, son of Charles and Michelle Gorospe of Rock Hill, ranked tenth in the state. William A. Hardy, son of Bruce and Loretta Hardy of Graniteville, ranked fourth in the state and fifth nationally. Morgan Honaker, daughter of Dr. Patrick A. and Sandra S. Honaker of Marion, ranked ninth in the state. Cormac Kelly, son of Edward and Deirdre Kelly of Rock Hill, ranked tenth in the state. Ianara Natividad, daughter of Harvey and Juvy Natividad of Goose Creek, ranked fourth in the state and eighth nationally. Parmida Parsa, daughter of Parisa and Kourosh Parsa of Florence, ranked first in the state and fourth nationally. Madeline K. Sansbury, daughter of Kirk and Michelle Sansbury of Florence, ranked ninth in the state.

"Students at the Governor's School have extremely difficulty coursework, and they excel in all areas, not just math and science," says Dr. Lollie Eykyn, GSSM French Instructor. "I'm extremely proud of the work they do in their foreign language classes and I'm especially proud of these state and nationally ranked winners."

The National French Contest/Le Grand Concours is an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. French students in grades 1-12, in all 50 states and abroad, take a written test and compete against students with similar educational background for prizes. Learn more about the National French Contest. 

About GSSM

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) is a two-year, public, residential high school in Hartsville, SC, specializing in the advanced study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), with a unique emphasis on economics and entrepreneurship.

GSSM can serve as many as 300 high school juniors and seniors annually from across the state. In addition, the school impacts more than 25,000 teachers and students each year through its innovative outreach programs. Learn more by visiting

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