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On April 22, 18 Fordham students competed for the Prix d’Eloquence and Prix de Culture inside the beautiful library room at Albertine bookstore located inside the French Consulate on Fifth Avenue  and in front of a large and supportive audience.

The Jury was composed of 6 representatives of Francophone and New York City institutions: Laurence Marie and Fabrice Jaumont (French Government’s Cultural Services), Emmanuel Saint-Martin (French Morning), François-Xavier Schmit (Albertine), Isabelle Frank and Shoshana Enelow (Fordham University) were impressed by the quality of these students’ performances and the eloquence demonstrated by students who are about to finish their fourth or fifth semester of French at Fordham University.

After long deliberations, the winners were:

  • Cathlene Centeno for the Prix d’Eloquence
  • Clare Bollnow for the Prix de Culture

Prizes were also awarded to Teagan Reese (2nd place for Prix d’Eloquence), Jasmin Castillo and James von Albade (sharing 3rd place for Prix d’Eloquence); Santana Rajagopal (2nd place for Prix de Culture)

Congratulations to all the participants for their hard work!