CAPITOL HEIGHTS—Five Central High School students and alumni were honored Monday by the French Embassy and the Alliance Française for successfully passing the Diplome d’Etudes en Langue Francaise (DELF) test. This test was administered for the first time in the nation to Prince George's County Public Schools students in June.
“I applaud these students for their hard work,” said Dr. William R. Hite Jr., Superintendent of Schools. “Learning another language exposes students to new cultures, enhances their academic skills and increases their chances in the global job market.”
Seniors Charisse Biggs, Taylor Cain and Niya Morris, and alumni Daryl Curry and Sharee Pearson were honored by the French Embassy. Curry, who graduated in June, attends the University of the South in Tennessee. Pearson, the school’s 2011 valedictorian, attends Georgetown University, majoring in microbiology with a minor in French.
The DELF test is the French equivalent of the English proficiency test that measures reading, writing, listening and speaking aptitude. By passing this test, students can opt out of a French university’s language entrance exam.