Winners of the 2021 edition

 

  • Congratulations to all the candidates! The AJFS Editorial Committee has been extremely impressed by the overall quality of the essays. We have received numerous submissions this year from a large number of States, including Alberta (Canada).

  • The 40 students below represent the top 3% of the applicants of the 2021 edition (1,300+ students).

  • If you do not see your name in the list below, we encourage you to submit an essay for the 2022 Concours d’écriture.

  • All the essays selected for online publication (1,100 students), and the printed version of the 2021 Journal (400 students) will be accessible in January 2022.

The 2022 Call For Short Papers (CFSP) will be released in January 2022, and uploaded on this updated webpage.

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High Schools

1. Bailey Wells

Baton Rouge Magnet High School (LA). $200

2. Anil Cacodcar

Episcopal School of Acadiana (LA). $150

3. Hyungsoon Henry Kim

St. Paul's School (NH). $100

4. Emma Collier

Episcopal School of Baton Rouge (LA). $50

5. Trinity LeBlanc

Lafayette High School (LA)

6. Houssem Farhani

Rochambeau The International School (DC)

7. Ian Faul

Benjamin Franklin High School (LA)

8. Alejandra Monzon

The Potomac School (VA)

9. Alaina Le

St Thomas More Catholic HS (LA)

10. Zaynab Hajali

Franklin Learning Center HS (PA)

11. Clara Lebon-Volia

Lethbridge Collegiate Institute (AB, Canada)

12. Cindy Duplessis

Cecilia High School (LA)

13. Ella Bagshaw

École Notre-Dame des Monts (AB, Canada)

14. Jenna Hill

Baton Rouge lnternational School (LA)

15. Landon Brooks

Baton Rouge Magnet High School (LA)

16. Arnav Patel

Marriotts Ridge High School (MD)

17. Eleanor Cribbs

Collegiate School (VA)

18. Benjamin Martin

Sam Houston High School (LA)

19. Isabel Proger

Selinsgrove Area High School (PA)

20. Pragat Patel

Mount Hebron High School (MD)

Universities

1. Sophia Casto

Centre College (KY). $300

2. Xavier Mojica

The University of Texas at Austin (TX). $150

3. Brian Joseph

University of Notre Dame (IN). $100

4. Haesung Jee

Harvard University (MA). $50

5. Jacob C. Moncher

Hiram College (OH)

6. Angela Yunyun Ding

New York University (NY)

7. Kimberly Novobilsky

University of California San Diego (CA)

8. Rachel Purpura

Xavier University (OH)

9. Daniel Krill

The University of Notre Dame (IN)

10. Mahiehielehua Kia

Hawaii Pacific University (HI)

11. Laurie Liberius

University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

12. Matthew Fazekas

Michigan State University (MI)

13. Beau Blowers

Le Moyne College (NY)

14. Nina Yao

Davidson College (NC)

15. Isabelle Krieger

Vanderbilt University (TN)

16. Whitney Bourdier

Southeastern Louisiana University (LA)

17. Aazaad Burn

University of Oregon (OR)

18. Hanwen Cui

Texas A&M University (TX)

19. Cécile Girard

Louisiana State University (LA)

20. Ethan Vance

University of Northern Iowa (IA)

Alumni

 

The Editorial Board of the American Journal of French Studies received 104 essays from adults studying or practicing French in the United States. The selection below is a ranking of the top 5% of the candidates.

1. Maurice Tetne

Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

2. Pierre Mvuezolo Phoba

Université du Cepromad de Matadi (CD)

3. Jack Young

UAB (AL)

4. Corinne Slouber

Western Washington University (WA)

5. Jon Cockerham

East Carolina University (NC)

Professors

 

The Editorial Board of the American Journal of French Studies would like to congratulate Baton Rouge Magnet High School teacher Isabelle Shirazi (“Best High School teacher of the year”) and Le Moyne College Associate Professor Douja Mamelouk (“Best University Professor of the year”) who have both been awarded a monetary prize of $100. In 2021, they have been the two teachers whose students have submitted the highest number of essays in respectively the High School and Undergraduate divisions. We would like to thank them for their relentless efforts to offer their students a viable way to write and be published in French.

Isabelle Shirazi

Baton Rouge Magnet High School (LA). $100

Douja Mamelouk

Le Moyne College (NY). $100

Winners of the 2020 edition

 

  • Congratulations to all the candidates! The AJFS Editorial Committee has been very impressed by the overall quality of the essays.

  • The 40 students below represent the top 4% of the applicants of the 2020 edition.

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High Schools

1. Ke Nicole Hu

St Paul's School (NH). $150

2. Silvia Rivet

Baton Rouge Magnet High School (LA). $50

3. Emery Doga

Ascension Episcopal School (LA). TV-5 Monde

4. Jacob LeBlanc

Lafayette High School (LA)

5. Charlie Roth

Episcopal School of Baton Rouge (LA)

6. Anna Patricia Cutrone

Metairie Park Country Day School (LA)

7. Samarah Bentley

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans (LA)

8. Amelia Thompson

Westdale Middle School (LA)

9. Diana Mayer

St. Thomas More Catholic High School (LA)

10. Ana-Claire Perkins

Saint Louis Catholic High School (LA)

11. Laura Newman

Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School (NY)

12. Kate Braverman

Scarsdale High School (NY)

13. Maggie Stewart

Lee Magnet High School (LA)

14. Rita Ntipouna

Lafayette High School (LA)

15. Ava Wilkes

Benjamin Franklin High School (LA)

16. Natalia Morris

De La Salle High School (LA)

17. Tanvi Dhaka

Episcopal School of Baton Rouge (LA)

18. Aiden Clouatre

Saint Amant High School (LA)

19. Jeremy Cormier

Lafayette High School (LA)

20. Abhinav Pathak

Glasgow Middle School (LA)

Universities

1. John Sandefur

Tulane University (LA). $250

2. Matigan King

New York University (NY). $100

3. Abby Garver

UAB (AL). TV-5 Monde

4. Carinne Jarvis

Loyola University of Chicago (IL)

5. Ingrid Ren

Brown University (RI)

6. Lauren “Lou” Buhl

Wayne State University (MI)

7. Aazaad Burn

University of Oregon (OR)

8. Valeria Colunga

University of Texas at Austin (TX)

9. Allie Greenwell

Xavier University (OH)

10. Nicolas Garon

Louisiana State University (LA)

11. Samantha R. Zeid

University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

12. Jacob Boudreaux

Ochsner Clinical School (LA)

13. Amy Rodriguez-Peris

University of Connecticut (CT)

14. Heaven L. Moore

University of Louisiana at Lafayette (LA)

15. Simon Paige

Arizona State University (AZ)

16. Yujing Zhang

New York University (NY)

17. Trent Threeton

Southeastern Louisiana University (LA)

18. Hannah Milstead

Louisiana College (LA)

19. Samira Bechara

University of New Orleans (LA)

20. Samar Miled

Duke University (NC)

Alumni

 

The Editorial Board of the American Journal of French Studies received 50+ essays from adults studying or practicing French in the United States. The selection below is a ranking of the top 10% of the candidates.

1. Susan Anderson

Michigan State University (MI)

2. Daniel Blanchard

Louisiana State University (LA)

3. Pierre Mvuezolo Phoba

Université du Cepromad de Matadi (CD)

4. Marie Sadron

ESCP Business School (FR)

5. Karim Hamzaoui

INU Champollion (FR)

Professors

 

The Editorial Board of the American Journal of French Studies would like to congratulate Lafayette High School teacher Laure Warner (“Best High School teacher of the year”) and University of Alabama at Birmingham Assistant Professor Charly Verstraet (“Best University Professor of the year”) who have both been awarded a monetary prize of $100. In 2020, they have been the two teachers whose students have submitted the highest number of essays in respectively the High School and Undergraduate divisions. We would like to thank them for their relentless efforts to offer their students a viable way to write and be published in French.

Laure Warner

Lafayette High School (LA). $100

Charly Verstraet

University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL). $100

Winners of the 2019 edition

1. Tatiana Bienvenu

Baton Rouge Magnet HS (LA). $250

2. Alex Nelson

Episcopal School of BR (LA). $150

3. Marsela Missner

Paul Breaux Middle School (LA). $100

4. Gracee Leblanc

Lafayette High School (LA). $50

5. Elaine Bachman

LSMSA (LA)

6. Grace Miholic

St. Thomas More Catholic High School (LA)

7. Ashtyn Raxsdale

Ascension Episcopal School, Lafayette (LA)

8. Beatriz Amorosino

Lafayette College (PA)

10. Ella Forest

Audubon Charter School (LA)

10. Ronan Basik

Audubon Charter School (LA)

For the 2019 edition, students across the United States sent essays written in French on the following topic: Call For Short papers (CFSP) 2019 – AJFS