|Celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Collège Lucie Aubrac 25300 Doubs
|Sent||Tuesday, May 15, 2012 1:50 pm|
|Subject||Paper Planes Competition|
Dear Marie André-Milesi,
I am writing to congratulate you on the fact that a student of yours, Naëlle Roche, was awarded a Special Mention in the Poem category of this year’s Creative Writing Competition for her poem ‘Queen of Kaleidoscopes’. We all found the poem very charming and she was by far the youngest writer on any of the shortlists, so we really wanted to single her out for her talent even if she did not feature among the final three winners. In all we had around 400 entries to this year’s competition and the level far, far exceeded our wildest hopes, so it was very difficult and painful narrowing it down to shortlist of 15 in each category, let alone choosing the eventual winners. This is particularly pleasing to me, as the instigator of the competition, because I feel we have managed to disprove the idea that the French are no good at languages in that this exercise was a great deal more challenging than writing a piece of homework, yet the students have responded with an enthusiasm and a sincerity that we all found extremely moving as we read the entries. Congratulations to Naëlle, and I hope we see more of your students next year!
Directeur de la collection Paper Planes