Winners! THE SPARK of Le Flambeau

Dear Friends:

These are exciting times as we prepare to announce the winners of the THE SPARK of Le Flambeau fall 2011 semester and we continue to raise the bar for our future leaders.  We are certain that throughout the 10-week language exchange program with students in Haiti and in the U.S., the educational contributions of each award recipient served at some point as THE SPARK for a young person or persons in our communities.

This is the fourth year for THE SPARK of Le Flambeau program and each year we find ourselves rewarding, and rewarded.  New this semester was a field trip to Little Haiti for the U.S. students, which in turn motivated them to come together and donate  books and art tools for youth in Little Haiti and Haiti.   A student in Haiti will soon be headed to the U.S. to earn her four year college degree in accounting – a significant change in her life resulting from her participation and exceptional contributions while  in the THE SPARK of Le Flambeau program.  The connections made when young people  help each other have lifelong impact, creating links that strengthen with time and ultimately fuel change.   The full power of our actions will be seen in the years to come.

It is clear that the Torch is  lit and, most importantly, being passed forward.  The future is bright, and getting brighter.  To every active member of the team this past semester – Thank You.   To THE SPARK of Le Flambeau award recipients – Congratulations!!!

Warmest Regards,

Le Flambeau Foundation Inc.

Board Members:  J. St.Lot-Gervais, J. Puchner, T. Wright III, G. Collingwood, S. Colas-Gervais

The Fall 2011 THE SPARK of Le Flambeau Award Winners Are….

Mica – Haiti

Most Improved

The Most Improved Award was earned for making the most impressive strides in their language during the ten week program.

Etienne C. – U.S, Ms Arana

Caroline H. – U.S,Mme Lochet.

Dienmson – Haiti

Most Consistent

The Most Consistent Award was earned for having the most consistent participation, providing comments each week – in some cases students made more than one comment.

Joshua – U.S, Ms Arana

Julia D. – U.S,Mme Lochet.

Hernice – Haiti

Best Substance

The Best Substance Award was earned for having offered the most substantive information in each of the weekly comments – everyone learned something new from his or her comments.

Lucia – U.S., Ms Arana

Perihan – U.S, Mme Lochet

Berline – Haiti

Best Language Skills

The Best Language Skills Award was earned for one’s performance in writing comments in the language being studied (English/French).  Judging was based on spelling, vocabulary, grammar and the correct use of the Word of the Week, each week.

Raymond – U.S., Ms Arana

Barbara – U.S,Mme Lochet

Best Partners

– based on student votes

Mica – Haiti Lucia – U.S.

Khubra – U.S.

Dienmson – Haiti

THE SPARK of Le Flambeau

– the top spot

THE SPARK of Le Flambeau Award was earned for having offered the most well rounded presentation.  These individuals exhibited leadership and made the strongest impression during the semester session. The selection is based on scoring from the Graders and student votes, based on observation of progress, substance, teamwork and perseverance.   Congratulations!

Barbara – U.S, Overall

Lucia – U.S. (class), Ms. Arana


Newcomer Honorable Mention Evans M. (Haiti, Cap-Haitien)

Welcome.  Nice Work!

Thank you to the family – the program leader and moderator team, Graders/Superviseurs, youth mentors in Haiti, our volunteer IT support and all student participants in the fall semester of THE SPARK of Le Flambeau in Haiti and in the U.S.   A difference has been made.  Congratulations to all!

To learn and see more click on links – awards ceremony pictures, Little Haiti Field trip article & pictures, Book Donation article and pictures, THE SPARK of Le Flambeau program overview.