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A heartfelt thank you to French Ambassador Laurent Bili and Consul General Frédéric Jung for gracing us with their presence today at Alliance Française de Seattle! It was a true honor to welcome you and your delegation, alongside our colleagues from the French schools of the Puget Sound.

We are immensely proud to be recognized in the Seattle Times by M. Laurent Bili as "one of the most successful [Alliances Françaises] in the United States." Thank you for your kind words and support! 

Congratulations to Lakshmi for winning the 1st place prize in the French Bridge writing competition "Un jour dans la peau de..." with the poem "Je suis une feuille".

Here is a bit about Lakshmi: 

"Bonjour ! Je m'appelle Lakshmi Agrawal et je suis une étudiante en deuxième année à Interlake HS. J'aime la philosophie et la physique, où j'expérimente avec des polluants dans l'eau et je pose des questions qui n'ont pas de réponse – aboutissant finalement à la création d'un poème. Quand je ne fais pas de recherches ou n’écris pas, j’aime jouer du piano, chanter, lire des fictions historiques et réalistes et jouer au badminton."

Read Lakshmi's winning poem here

In Memoriam: Thierry Rautureau

In Memoriam: Thierry Rautureau

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our esteemed board member Thierry Rautureau, on Sunday, October 29, 2023. Thierry was the Vice-President of the AFSeattle board, and was very involved with all facets of the Alliance’s activities. He served on the board for over 10 years and was universally loved for his presence, his contribution and his sense of humor.  Thierry was a prominent member of the Francophone community in Seattle and hosted the famous podcast “Hot Stove Radio” with Tom Douglas under his title "The Chef in the Hat". This is a sad day for the Alliance community, the staff, and the board, and he will be very much missed. We are all grieving this sudden loss, and we encourage you to take a moment to celebrate his legacy. 

Read the complete announcement from Raj Mathew, President of the Board.

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