RFH French_II_StudentsRumson-Fair Haven French II students Thomas Montalbano, Chloe Reynolds, and Kenneth (Kenny) Gilvary are shown creating story books for use by children in a Haitian orphanage.

Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

In a group project for the French II classes of teacher Christine Berg, French II students at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School have created iBooks that will soon be enjoyed by children in Haiti.

The imaginative original stories – written in French, the literary language of the Caribbean nation – will be stored on two iPads, and shipped to an orphanage in Haiti. The project, coordinated through the Haitian People’s Support Project, is being funded by a grant from Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey.

The adorable and colorfully illustrated story books include the titles “Le Soleil d’Haiti” (Haiti’s Sun), “La journee d’Emmanuel” (Emmanuel’s day), and “Nadia et le chat” (Nadia and the cat).

The participating students in Berg’s Section Two/French II class include Joseph Afflitto, Olivia Benedetto, Matthew Caldwell, Colleen Fagan, Katherine Gagliardi, Alyssa Hull, Caroline Kane, Blake Lerner, Julia Marchese, Olivia McDermott, Jeremy Nives, Courtney Parton, Armani Rodriguez, Joseph Sestito III, Madison Taylor, and Michael Taylor.

Participating Section Six/French II students include Lara Baez, Timothy Bull, Ella Campbell, Olivia DeBonte, Theresa Duffney, Madyson Fanning, Jeanne Gagliano, Kenneth Gilvary, Laura Higgins, Grace Karagjozi, Natalie Livingston, Thomas Montalbano, Annabel Morris, Caroline Peitler, Chloe Reynolds, and Kelli Tuttle.