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Serving Strong Sportsmanship: A Lively Morning at LFC

Students, staff and French communities in Chicago compete in a volleyball tournament.

The new year started off on the right foot at LFC, with amazing performances from teams at the Francophone Volleyball Tournament held last Sunday in the school gym. This tournament brought together the Lycée community, as well as the French community in Chicago. The matches were close, the fans cheered in the stands and the balls zoomed back and forth across the courts.

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, more than 150 people participated in this exciting and intense annual event organized in support of the 7th grade ski trip. Twelve teams competed with high spirits and sportsmanship, including four teams of parents, six teams of high school students, a team of LFC coaches and staff members, and a team from the French Consulate General in Chicago. The participating players gave their all, with incredible competition between teams. Congratulations to our three high school students - Quentin B., Tristan B. and Henri C. – and our three LFC alumni – Jacques B., Tulli L.M. and William S. – who won the tournament with flying colors! Their performance was remarkable: their agility, speed and technique paid off and impressed everyone in the audience, who were ecstatic about this amazing experience. Our winners dominated every round and won the final 25-18 against another high school team.

Meanwhile, families and their children could enjoy cakes and pastries, or sip coffee and tea prepared in advance by 7th graders to liven the morning. In short, a great time for all participants!

A big thank you to those who joined us and helped make this morning memorable for everyone – students, parents, staff and the French community in Chicago. Your participation allowed us to raise more than $1,600 to help families finance their 7th graders’ ski trip to Colorado in mid-January. Additional thanks to the LFC Athletic Department, without whom this sporting event would not have been possible.