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Matisse Exhibit

On November 23rd, 2002, the French Honour Society enjoyed the luscious works of Henri Matisse at the National History Museum. For many, it was their first opportunity to view the amazing works of one of the most revolutionary and inspirational artists of the late 20th century. The exhibit contained works form each of Matisse’s periods, including his fascination with portraits, color, to his infamous use of paper cutting to create interesting compositions and figures. This filed trip truly opened the eyes of the French Honour Society members and was a true experience of French culture.

-Open Window. 1921. Oil on canvas. Private collection.

Haiti Presents

For many, we seem to take Christmas gifts for granted. However, in the less fortunate countries such as the Francophone Haiti, children to young adults our age hardly have the opportunity to experience the surprise and joy opening a present during Christmas. Thus, each year, French Honour Society makes an effort to help make their Christmas more exciting by sending a box of gifts to the children. This year, the gifts ranged from teddy bears to notebooks- each gift suitable for different ages. Along with the gifts, each member wrote a nice French card to wish the children a very merry Christmas. This was a unique opportunity to do community service, while improving their French skills and sharing the holiday spirit early.

Crèpe Sale

Each year, French Honour Society is known for their delicious crèpes; this year is no exception as they organized a crèpe sale during third and fourth period lunches. The old-school flavors, banana and chocolate, and lemon and sugar, were big hits with the students, faculty, and administration. Some even chose to create their own mixtures, while others bought two of them. A student even bought four! The lure of the crèpe sale was truly proved irresistible.

Treasure Hunt

On December 6,2002, the French Honor Society had their second retreat. This time, the retreat began with an exciting Treasure Hunt, where the members were divided into groups of three and were responsible to find 8 items around the school and eventually bring them into the classroom. The team that arrived with its items and saying its Christmas carol received free coupons from Starbucks. Afterwards, the members mingled over chips and drinks. They soon broke into competition mode for a game of Pictionary. The game ended with the Seniors winning the game by a point. And with the two games, first semester for the French Honor Society came to a close.

Global Fusion

Recently the annual global fusion event took place. It involves all the cultural clubs in creating a day dedicated to the promotion of multicultural environments. FHS participated in the lunchtime “buffet” by making crepes, while many of our members strutted their talents at the showcase at night. There was singing, playing of instruments, and even the two Mc’s take French. The night culminated in a fashion show that had members dressed in the best gear that represents their culture clubs culture. It was overall a very successful night!

FHS Induction

Recently FHS invited new membership into the society at the FHS induction. Ms. Carol Chadwick gave her inspiring words to aspiring French “citizens” of the school. After, each inductee received their certificates, lit their candles, and stated the FHS vow. The afternoon ended well with refreshments, including the popular Domino’s Pizza.

Les Anciens... Merci

Les Nouveaux... Bonne Chance

A l’année prochaine!





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