St. Theresa of Lisieux is proud to announce that Kristina Yegachov has won a scholarship for the French for the Future’s National Essay Contest.
This organization “promotes Canada’s official bilingualism and the immediate and lifelong benefits of learning and communicating in French to students from grades 7 to 12 across Canada.” The National Essay Contest is open to any students in Grades 10 to 12 who are registered in a French program. It is a way to encourage students to continue their French studies after high school and to potentially win a scholarship ranging between $1,000 and $20,000 in a French or bilingual post-secondary program. Most participating universities offer an average of three prizes. This year, students were asked to write a 750-word essay on the following theme: “How has fake news changed your relationship with the media?” and Kristina’s paper was favourably liked.
Each essay was read by volunteer judges and by this year’s supporting organization, “MediaSmarts/Habilomedias” which is Canada’s center for Digital and Media Literacy. Here is a description of the center for your information. “They’re a national, not-for-profit, and a registered charity, dedicated to digital and media literacy. For over 20 years, they have been developing programs and resources for homes, schools, and communities. They believe that digital and media literacy are critical in supporting innovation, economic growth, and an engaged citizenry in Canada. Their vision is that all Canadians have the critical thinking skills to engage with the media as active and informed digital citizens.”
Members of the Modern Languages Department along with the STL staff collectively wish Kristina the best of luck in her future endeavours.