L’Union Française, the oldest Franco-American society in New Orleans dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the French language and culture, recognizes exceptional achievement in the French language by high school students in the New Orleans area.

At the end of each school year we present an award, the Prix d’Excellence, to students selected by the members of each high school’s French department based on the following criteria:

1.      The student has been enrolled in a French language program for at least three years,

2.      The student demonstrates an enthusiasm for and interest in the language and culture of France,

3.      The student excels in the study of French with emphasis on oral communication.

The Prix d’Excellence awards are presented to the students during the respective schools’ awards ceremony or commencement exercises at the end of the school year.

2020 Award Winners

Academy of the Sacred Heart Katie Paige Gardes
Benjamin Franklin High School Zoe Kolanovsky
Brother Martin High School William Andrew Goodwin
Cabrini High School May Yuratich
De La Salle High School Chloe Lynn Still
Isidore Newman Upper School Sophia Landry
Jesuit High School Joseph Grana
Louise S. McGehee Upper School Martha Elizabeth Pinney
Mount Carmel Academy Hannah Bonnette
St. Martin’s Episcopal School Clara Conatser
St. Mary’s Dominican High School Isabella Brockway
Ursuline Academy Riley Reech

Past Award Winners