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For Immediate Release

March 10, 200X

Contact: Bethany Thompson (760)247-7206 

Students at Apple Valley High School will present a Foreign Language Variety Show on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 7:00 PM in the Tony Balsamo Fine Arts Building at Apple Valley High School. The cost is $2 general admission and $1 for students with ID and seniors. Students from the various levels of French, German and Spanish will present plays, songs, commercials, and poems that showcase their achievement in foreign language. A photo opportunity will be available on March 27. The Variety Show is part of several activities taking place this week to promote National Foreign Language Month. We live in a world where knowing only English is no longer an advantage. After September 11, the need for multilingual and multicultural citizens was evident. California’s students can gain the knowledge of different cultures through the study of foreign languages in school. Studies show that in addition to these global benefits, students who study foreign languages score better on standardized tests, like the SAT and ACT than students who do not study other languages. Apple Valley High School students will be showcasing their studies in foreign languages on March 27.

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