Trip to France
TO THE EDITOR: Fourteen AuSable Valley high-school students returned from France on Feb. 25 after an exciting study-abroad experience.
The students attended the Centre Mediterranéen d’Etudes Françaises during their February break to study French and experience French culture. Classes were held every morning, and cultural visits to various sites and cities in southern France were taken every afternoon.
They had the pleasure of watching the Flower Parade in Nice on the famed Promenade des Anglais, walked to the principality of Monaco by way of the Formula I route, visited Antibes, went to Eze, a medieval village perched on a narrow rocky peak overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and spent an afternoon in Vintimiglia, Italy.
Additionally, the students traveled to Lyon, then to Paris aboard the TGV, France’s high-speed train, and saw many sights, including the Fourviere Basilica, Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and Arc de Triomphe.
This educational and cultural opportunity would not have been possible without the support of many businesses, organizations and individuals in our community who are too many to name.
We would like to thank each and every one of them for their interest in our students and their readiness to help them explore beyond the classroom and discover another culture.
As one student put it :”This was a trip of a lifetime, and I will never forget it, merci!”
AVCS French teacher
and her students
TO THE EDITOR: In recent months, our community has been devastated by three deaths resulting from intimate-partner violence.
Clifford Burns has been charged with the murder of his ex-partner in her Lake Luzerne home and, more recently, Wayne Cashman died by suicide after killing his wife in the City of Plattsburgh. Both instances are deserving of some reflection.