Amanda Grattan

"Bay View's World-Traveling Francophone Food Vloggers' Tour" wins 3rd place in American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) 2020 National French Week Media Contest


Since 2013, the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) has sponsored a student media contest to promote connections to Francophone themes. Students create short videos or interactive media submissions based on the proposed theme. The theme for 2020 was Tout est possible avec le français/Everything is possible with French! 

For this competition, our French 4 students with created "Bay View's World-Traveling Francophone Food Vloggers' Tour". In their video, students explore the capital city of an exciting French-speaking country from around the world. As they researched their Francophone destinations, they compiled a slideshow of country-specific recipes and green-screened travel vlog photos (complete with props!) showcasing their authentic regional specialties, along with an explanation of the dish, ingredients, and preparation methods. In their vlogs, students "travel" to their destination, seek out a local restaurant offering the dish that they have prepared and record an episode of their food vlog about their travel experience.

Their video entry won 3rd place nationwide, making St. Mary Academy - Bay View the only school in Rhode Island to place in the contest! 

Watch this award-winning video and try some new recipes with our girls here! 

The French 4 students featured in the video are as follows:

Liliana Bastia '22

Emily Buchanan '21

Emma Leary '22

Julia Lindenberg '22

Jasmine Lugo '22

Morgan MacLeod '22

Emily McDonald '22

Brooke Newbury '21

Sydney Nogueira '22

Eva Scott-Sheldon '22