Chantal Gomes and Joanna Lazo—who received Honorable Mentions for their poetry

High Tech Teacher Wins First Prize at International Haiku Contest

(Secaucus, NJ––June 3, 2022) Dr. Laje Gashi—French teacher and World Language Educational Coach at HTHS—won First Prize for her poetry at the 2022 International Haiku Contest. She is joined by two students—Chantal Gomes and Joanna Lazo—who received Honorable Mentions for their poetry, announced Ms. Kathy Young, Principal of High Tech High School. The annual haiku...

HTHS French Students Win at International Theater Festival

HTHS French Students Win at International Theater Festival

(Secaucus, NJ––May 11, 2022) Two groups of High Tech High School students participated in, and won two awards at Premiere Scene, the French Theater Festival of New York, announced Ms. Kathy Young, Principal of High Tech High School. Hosted by Lycee Francais of New York, Premiere Scene is an annual French theater competition that has taken place since...

High Tech Students Win Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals at 87th Annual French Contest

High Tech Students Win Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals at 87th Annual French Contest

(Secaucus, NJ––May 11, 2022) Seven High Tech students from Dr. Laje Gashi’s French I & II courses won a suite of medals at the 2022 National French Contest Le Grand Concours, announced Ms. Kathy Young, Principal of High Tech High School. The National French Contest, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, is an...

High Tech French Club Visits Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty

(New York, NY--June 3, 2019) High Tech High School’s French Club visited Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, leaving Liberty State Park via ferry, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech. Once docked on Ellis Island, the club explored the National Museum of Immigration’s artifacts, a testament to the sacrifices that people made...

Five High Tech Students and One Teacher Honored at 13th Annual UNIS Haiku Contest Awards Assembly

(New York, NY--June 1, 2019) Judges from the United Nations International School (UNIS), the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, and Northeast Council of Teachers of Japanese honored five High Tech High School students and two instructors at the 13th annual UNIS Haiku Contest Awards Assembly, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High...

High Tech Students Excel in French Language Tournament

(Middletown, NJ–May 18, 2019) Middletown High School hosted a French Language Tournament (Tournoi Lion: Concours de Langue Francaise), where various high school students competed in front of college professors, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Students competed in poetry recitation, singing a French classical/traditional song, singing a French contemporary song, performing...

High Tech Excels in National World Language Contests

(Secaucus, NJ--May 6, 2019) Students chosen by their respective language teachers in various levels of French, Spanish, and Japanese participated in this year’s National Foreign Language Exams, competing with their peers from all across the country, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Dr. Laje Gashi and Christine Kawtari selected the High...

High Tech French II Students Visit Madeleine’s Petit Paris

(Northvale, NJ—May 30, 2014) After organizing their own French café at High Tech, Dr. Laje Gashi’s French II class experienced the connection between projects and real life by indulging in professionally prepared French cuisine at Madeleine’s Petit Paris, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech. The absolutely stunning restaurant resembles an elegant French country...

Thirty-Five High Tech Students Earn Excellence Awards in French

(Carbondale, IL—June 9, 2014) The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) has recognized 35 High Tech students with Excellence Awards that salutes non-native speakers from grades 9-12 who excel in the study of French, commit to study the language by participating in French-related activities, and maintain an average over 94, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella,...

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