AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL COMPETITION (AMC)
Last fall 34 students participated in the American Mathematical Competition. This competition is dedicated to the
goal of strengthening the mathematical capabilities of youth by rewarding excellence in math through a series of
national contests. Several Middle School students and one 5th-grade student at French American earned top marks
in the AMC competition, including one 1st-place award, two 2nd-place awards, and two 3rd-place awards.
MISSION LAÏQUE FRANÇAISE CONCOURS
Eighth-grade student Fatou Ouedrago won the 1st prize
in the Concours de Nouvelles (short stories contest)
organized by the Mission Laïque Française. Seventy-four
students participated in this contest, representing 38
schools in 20 countries.
This is the 3rd time and the 2nd consecutive year that a
student at French American has won this prize.
To read Fatou’s complete story, go to bit.ly/Fatou_story
To listen to Fatou discuss her writing process, go to
SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL
DISTRICT LITERARY CONTEST
Every year, the San Francisco Unified School District
organizes a visual and literary arts contest. Students
from public, private, and independent schools are
invited to participate. The contest is voluntary and this
year 14 students from French American International
School submitted short stories, nonfiction, or poetry.
Out of all contest submissions from all participating
schools, French American produced three winners:
■ Ina Lalic, 1st place for Middle School Short Story
■ Kaya Erol, 2nd place for Middle School Non-Fiction
■ Ylva Bosemark, Honorable Mention for the
Narrative Arc in her Middle School Short Story