Joyeuse Saint-Valentin!

Bridget Lomax
A Valentine’s Day card by Morgan Lomax ’24.

The French Club is one of the Academy’s most active organizations, and members enjoy its myriad activities.

Highlights include:

  1. Eating tartines, or sliced baguette with brie and fig jam.
  2. Watching excerpts from La belle et la Bête, or Beauty and the Beast.
  3. Learning the history of Paul Verlaine’s “Chanson de l’automne.”
  4. Fencing with baguettes.
  5. Designing croquis, or couture sketches during a Fashion x French Club crossover meeting.

Most recently, the French Club came together once again in an early celebration of La Saint Valentin, or Valentine’s Day. French is considered a romantic language in America, and they embraced this perception by learning how to say “I love you” (je t’aime) and other quintessential romantic terms. Then they made bedazzled cards to show their appreciation for people well in advance of the holiday itself.

Why the rush? Well, up next on the French Club docket (aside from baking macarons and hosting a bake sale for charity) is Mardi Gras, the last feast before Lenten fasting that conveniently falls 24 hours before Valentine’s Day this year. To sufficiently celebrate both, club leadership made the executive decision to prioritize the New Orleans classic over a more American holiday.

However, as with most clubs, French does occasionally struggle with attendance. So, if you’re reading this article and want to have some French-related fun, join the Google Classroom using the code gm5inoj and come to Room 109A approximately once every other week on Fridays. Still on the fence? Check out the short photo gallery from some of this season’s activities.

Merci beaucoup, and French Club implores you to have a bonne journée!

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    KateFeb 15, 2024 at 10:20 am

    French club sounds so fun! I am excited to hear what this club does with Mardi Gras. I have always wanted to go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras…it sounds awesome!

    Love that you plugged the GC code so other students can join too.