33rd Annual COLT Poetry Contest

The Connecticut Council of Language Teachers (CT COLT) promotes, advocates for and fosters the teaching and learning of World Languages and Cultures. We support, guide and connect educators, students, policy makers and the public through professional development, scholarship and collaborative initiatives.

BMS and BHS students attended the 33rd Annual COLT Poetry Contest on March 17, 2014 at Central Connecticut State University. The Bethel High School World Language Department attended the statewide poetry contest to showcase a real-world application of learning a foreign language. The candidates prepped for their recitation months in advance by practicing their linguistic skills and public speaking. Listed below are the Bethel candidates that won a distinguished award:

Cote, Jennifer 11, French, Nuit de neige by Guy de Maupassant = 3rd place

Dolman Molly 10, French, Le cancre by Jacques Prévert = 3rd place

Fehr Eric 9, Spanish, El caminante by Pablo Neruda = 2nd place

Garcia Javier 9, ESOL, Eldorado by Edgar Allen Poe = 3rd place

Huang Jessica 12, ESOL, 9. by ee cummings = 2nd place

Ushina Katya 10, ESOL, The Arrow and the Song by HW Longfellow = 2nd place

Ortega Emily 8, ESOL, 10. by ee cummings = 2nd place

Valdez Yordani 8, ESOL, Eldorado by Edgar Allen Poe = 3rd place

Also Competed:

Tito Estefany 10, Spanish, Llénalo de amor by Amado Nervo

Islam Sara 11, Spanish El gran mantel by Pablo Neruda

Mauer Cassia 10, Portuguese, Se essa rua Fosse minha by Lídia Vasconsellos

Rodriguez Lia 10, Spanish, Gacela de la muerte oscura  by Federico García Lorca

Salguero Sabrina 10, Spanish, Llénalo de amor by Amado Nervo

(ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages)

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