TICONDEROGA-Ticonderoga Middle School had a foreign language explosion recently with its fifth annual lip sync competition.
The competition has been named "Super," a word that is used in both languages. Students in grades 7 and 8 French and Spanish classes were responsible through the year for memorizing and translating a song in their respective language. Each class used problem solving group skills by creating a dance to represent their song. The culmination of the project was the performance in front of families and judges.
The judges were Nicole Kristensen, Lynne Lenhart and Bruce Tubbs.
Each class was judged in four categories: costumes, lip sync, choreography and best overall. Each category was judged so that one class from either French or Spanish won the best overall award, receiving a pizza party. All students received certificates.
Participation was mandatory; students received a grade for their effort.
The annual production was recorded by Ti-TV, and DVD's have been made available to families of the students who participated.
Conducting the event were Spanish teacher Heather York and French teacher Kari Millard.