TICONDEROGA - Ticonderoga Middle School had a foreign language explosion recently with its third annual lip sync competition.
The competition has been named "Super," a word that is used in both languages.
Students in seventh and eighth grade French and Spanish classes were responsible through the year for memorizing and translating a song in their respective language.
Spanish teacher Heather York and French teacher Kari Millard directed the event.
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 Bruce Tubbs, middle school principal, Lynne Lenhart, a Ti High Spanish teacher, Kirsten Decker, a Ti Elk French teacher, and Mr. David Carr of the Ticonderoga Elks.
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, and all students received certificates.
Participation was mandatory; students received a grade for their effort.
The Ticonderoga Middle School foreign language department plans on making this an annual production.
Ti-TV recorded the event and DVDs have been made available to families of the students who participated.