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Palmyra Spanish Students Visit 39th Annual Foreign Language Fair

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  Once again, Spanish students at all levels had the opportunity to attend and participate in UNL's 39th annual foreign language fair on April 16th.  This year over 1300 students and sponsors attended a jam packed day.  The UNL fair is a yearly event for Nebraska high school students to showcase their skills in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish through various competitive events. Students can participate in two competitive events in five different categories: drama, music, folk dance, poetry and poster presentations.  When not in competition, students are invited to visit foreign language conversation tables, take language mini-lessons and international folk dancing lessons, and visit with various campus entities about UNL programs and opportunities.A Language Fair such as UNL's gives high school students, like our students at Palmyra, an opportunity to demonstrate not only their acquisition of a foreign language, but also the culture.

 

  The following are those students that attended, as well as their placement.  These students took it upon themselves to work on their rejects and performances on their own d outside of the school day.  What deeded action.  Projects and performances are graded with three possible outcomes.  Blue is a "Superior" rating, red is an "Excellent" rating, and white is "Good".   The following is our results. 

 

Spanish Skit

Level 2  

Klaire Phillips, Haley Furtwangler, Emma Leader, Josh Santos, Carly Poskochil, Alex Clough, Olivia Versaw, Elizabeth Robinett, and Frankie Dowding - Superior/Blue

 

Music

Level I

"De Colores" - Kristen Broening, Alex Broening, Jacob Koelzer, Jaci Hennecke, Casey Preston, Sami Black - Good/White

"No" by Shakira  - Carly Poskochil - Superior/Blue and Honorable Mention Overall

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Posters

Level 2 - Sarma Rutmanis - Excellent/Red

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Level 1 - Callie Stall and Sami Black - Good/White, Kris Phillips - Good/White, Sarahi Barajas and Jacob Furtwangler - Good/White

 

Poetry

Level 2 - Alex Clough - Superior/Blue

Level 1 - Kristen Broening - Superior/Blue

 

Folk Dance

Level 2 - Frankie Dowding, Elizabeth Robinett, Olivia Versaw - Superior/Blue