Graduating senior receives 2021 Outstanding Senior in French Award
Sophia Abbahou graduated as a member of the class of 2021 at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA). Finishing out her senior year, she received a 2021 Outstanding Senior in French Award from the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF).
The award is made annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in the study of French as well as exceptional commitment to the French language and the cultures where it is spoken. Recipients must have completed at least three years of French study at the time of graduation and be non-native speakers of French.
In addition to meeting these requirements, Abbahou has competed in the National French Week Contest, participated in several local and state competitions, is a French Club member, and a member of the French Honor Society.
The AATF was founded in 1927, and has as its mission the promotion of the study of French language and French-speaking literatures and cultures at all levels.
Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) is the preeminent state-supported residential high school with competitive admissions for Louisiana's high-achieving, highly-motivated sophomores, juniors, and seniors. As a public school, there is no tuition to attend, and assistance from the LSMSA Foundation ensures the program is available to all qualifying students regardless of family financial need.