SPF welcomes French exchange students from Vannes, France

Sophia Iacona

On April 18, French students from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School welcomed 16 exchange students from Lycee St. Joseph in Vannes, France for an honorary welcome breakfast to celebrate the beginning of their 10 day stay.
Students were met with performances from the Blue Diamonds step team, a trio of jazz musicians from the Moonglowers and sophomore Noah Sams, who performed an animation dance.
The student’s enjoyed breakfast and were able to reconvene with each other for the first time since landing the night prior.
Every year, SPFHS French students take part in an exchange in coordination with Lycee St. Joseph. The program is run by French teacher Monique Hoffman, who also accompanies the SPF students in France. This year SPF will not be traveling to France, but next year the exchange will go back to its normal schedule.
Each French student is staying with in an American student’s home in order to enrich their learning of the English language. Everyday while their host students are at school, St. Joseph students take part in a packed schedule of NYC sightseeing. At night, SPF students have organized dinners at local restaurants and other after school activities such as bowling for the students to enjoy.
Overall, the French students are enjoying their time in the United States, and are excited about their event-packed days ahead.