AHS French Student, Kiran Gite, won the local Concours Oratoire hosted by the Club Richelieu last week. Competing against students from other Massachusetts high schools, Kiran discussed the importance of a man named "Eugène-René Poubelle" -- a Frenchman who invented the garbage can, -- and the environmental importance of his work. His last name became the word for garbage can in French, (originally called les boîtes Poubelles after the covered boxes he required to be given out to the French to sort their garbage for sanitation purposes).
Kiran was awarded $400 for her win, and now moves on the regional competition, which will be held in New Hampshire on Saturday, March 19.
Félicitations, Kiran, et bonne chance pour la suite!!