Once again this year, Browning's Form II French students gave clear evidence of their "French touch" on January 31 at the traditional middle school theater festival at the Lycée Français of New York! French teacher Dominique Bernard reports: "The impressive amphitheater was crowded; the tension was perceptible for the 150 accomplished young contestants whose mission it was to present a brief but concise presentation of five to seven minutes founded on this year's theme: Monster! The high standard of all the plays was outstanding and perhaps even finer than in the last recent festivals. In addition to the usual distinctions and certificates, the four members of the jury elected to give five major prizes. The jury recognized the excellent acting of our young actors in two ways: three boys received jointly the 'best non-French native speaking actor' trophy for their interpretation of three boys lost in a forest peopled by weird creatures and monsters admirably played by their talented peers.
The boys also received for the second time in many years the very coveted 'Prix special du Jury.' This was a superb exploit indeed! It was, as it is every year, a demanding but pleasurable, convivial and engaging activity. The Browning parents who were present at the event had every reason to be thrilled by the excellent performance of their sons." Photos by Cécile Grégoriades/LFNY.