Mary Townsend, French Teacher, Kettering Fairmont High School 

Congratulations to Fairmont High School’s French Program, which has been awarded Exemplary with Honors status by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) for the eighth consecutive year.

In conferring the award on Fairmont High School, the AATF cited an increase in enrollment in French language courses, language learning opportunities for middle school students, AP and IB language courses and credit flex and immersion opportunities as some of the reasons the program has been selected for this prestigious honor.

Likewise, Fairmont French students have received national recognition in the AATF Video Contest, Essay Contest, Poetry Contest and Travel Scholarships. The school participates in the AATF National French Contest, with dozens of students receiving national laureate status, and the KFHS French program inducts students into the National French Honor Society annually.

French teachers, Mary Townsend and Michele McCarty, were also recognized for their leadership involvement in AATF and their innovative and creative teaching methods that are preparing their students for the challenges of living in our global world.

Congratulations, Madame Townsend and Madame McCarty!

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