Spring 2013 Winners Announced!

We are pleased to announce the winners of THE SPARK of Le Flambeau program, for the spring semester 2013.

THE SPARK of Le Flambeau language exchange program is in its fifth year.  With a focus on extending  educational opportunities to bright underserved youth in and from Haiti while also adding significant value to the development of U.S. youth; THE SPARK of Le Flambeau aims to improve fluency in reading and writing in English for students in Haiti and in the U.S.  while fostering the exchange of culture and new friendships, and mentor-ships.  A full program description can be found at the bottom of this page.  This recent session was a mini 4-week version held exclusively for students in Haiti.

Ms. Deborah Fallahay at the University of Chicago served as the Grader for this session and Bijou served as our Youth Leader.  We thank them.

The scoring received from students for the program was quite positive (4.47 out of 5).  We appreciate the suggestions and will apply many of them to our next session in September. Results from the votes received were taken into consideration as final winners were selected; very difficult decisions.   Congratulations to the grand winner Tamiyou who won the official title as THE SPARK of Le Flambeau and was also awarded the Dell notebook laptop computer.  See full list of winners below.

To all student team members who were active throughout this spring session, we could not have done it without you. To THE SPARK of Le Flambeau award winners – Congratulations!!!

Best regards,

Le Flambeau Foundation Inc.
Board Members J. St.Lot-Gervais, J. Puchner, T. Wright, G. Collingwood, S. Colas-Gervais

Winners – Spring Semester 2013

MOST IMPROVED

Kendy – Jacmel (left),  Camilo – Camp-P. (right)

The Most Improved Award was earned for making the most impressive strides during the program.

MOST CONSISTENT

Cedrick – Jacmel (left),  Gilot – Jacmel (right)

The Most Consistent Award was earned for having the most consistent participation, providing comments each week – in many cases numerous comments were made each week.

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BEST LANGUAGE SKILLS

Tamiyou – PAP

The Best Language Skills Award was earned for one’s performance in writing comments. Judging was based on spelling, vocabulary, grammar and the correct use of the Word of the Week.

BEST SUBSTANCE

Lourdia – PAP

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.

Special SPIRIT AWARD

Danice – Hinche

The Spirit award is presented only on special occasions.  This recognition was earned for spirited leadership during this past session.  The recipient is a  previous winner of the top award and served as a most engaging participant in this session; stimulating learning and stepping aside to allow others the opportunity to excel…the spirit of a leader.

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THE SPARK of Le Flambeau

the top spot – the grand winner

Tamiyou – PAP

THE SPARK of Le Flambeau Award was earned for having offered the most well rounded presentation.  This individual exhibited leadership and made the strongest impression during the semester session. The selection is based on a combination of scoring from the Grader and student votes; based on observation of progress, substance, teamwork and perseverance.

Tamiyou is the winner of the Dell notebook laptop computer.

Congratulations to all!
Le Flambeau Foundation Inc.

About THE SPARK OF Le Flambeau.   THE SPARK of Le Flambeau language exchange program is in its fifth year.  With a focus on extending  educational opportunities to bright underserved youth in and from Haiti while also adding significant value to the development of U.S. youth; THE SPARK of Le Flambeau aims to improve fluency in reading and writing in English for students in Haiti and in the U.S.  For Haitian students this will increase their opportunity to succeed in the TOEFL, ESL/ESOL, or SAT exams.  For students in Haiti, it will also enhance employment options.  For the U.S.  non-Haitian students this will increase their fluency in reading and particularly writing skills with the opportunity to connect with and exchange cultural assets with students in and from Haiti.  The program is college preparatory.  The next full session of eight weeks will be launched in September.