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Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary student's speech wins bronze at French competition

Coralie Tcheune French speech bronze.jpgCoralie Tcheune represented Surrey well at the Canadian Parents for French 15th-annual National Concours d'art oratoire finals, bringing home a bronze medal.

Tcheune, a Grade 11 Francophone student at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary, qualified to attend the national competition in Gatineau, Que. after placing first at the provincial level in May at SFU Surrey.

Her award-winning speech, entitled Foxconn, discusses the electronics manufacturing company of the same name and controversy surrounding poor working conditions and employee management.

Just 38 Grade 11 and 12 students from across Canada competed in Quebec â- selected from a total of 62,000 participants nationwide. Students competed in five categories: Basic French, Core French, Late French Immersion, Early French Immersion and Francophone, the last of which Tcheune competed in.

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