Students don their aprons for French Week

Freshman Cassidy Kuhar is one of many who participated in French Week by watching movies, dressing up for themes and enjoying cuisine brought in by classmates Nov. 6-9.

“My favorite part of French Week is the food,” she said. “In particular, I really liked the croissants that [classmate] Elizabeth Beattie brought in.”

Multiple students took the time to make various dishes to bring in to share with their class. In return, French teacher Jennifer Walker rewarded the students with extra-credit points.

Freshman Paige Conrad, a French 2 student, spent more than five hours making crêpes with her mother who is from France.

“I made 31 crêpes, some of them were strawberry-curd filled and other ones were chocolate,” Conrad said. “Everyone was surprised that I made so many crêpes. It took me a really long time, and I didn’t do my homework, so I had time to do this.”

Middle-schooler Madison M. who is also in French 2, made baked tarts.

“I brought in apple cream-cheese rose tarts with cinnamon,” Madison said. “I really enjoy baking, and the recipe was really easy. It took a long time to make so many tarts. Luckily, I didn’t have any homework.”

Madison’s puff pastry baked goods were a hit among her classmates.

“The girl who sits behind me said she really liked them and my other friend said she wanted all the extras,” Madison said. “I got really good reactions.”

Not all of the foods brought in were sweet. Freshman Abby Goodman brought a savory quiche.

“It’s not a very hard to make, but it’s fun to make the dish,” Goodman said. “A lot of people liked my quiche. I don’t have any left.”

By Haley Alvarez-Lauto

Editor’s note: Brevard Public Schools policy prohibits the inclusion of middle-schoolers’ last names on district-sponsored websites.