TRURO - A Truro teenager has been chosen as a French for the Future ambassador of 2012.
Jasleen Singh will travel to Edmonton to represent the province at the National Ambassador Youth Forum from Aug. 23 to 28.
Singh and Louisdale's Joel Lefort were chosen for their commitment and passion for bilingualism and for the French language.
A Grade 11 student at Cobequid Educational Centre, Singh is an athlete and enrolled in both the international baccalaureate and French immersion programs.
Acutely aware that bilingualism can open many doors, Singh is constantly searching for opportunities to improve her knowledge of the French language. As a result of her determination, over the years she has participated in many French language trips to the Université Sainte-Anne, Quebec and New Brunswick, as well as the Encounters With Canada Youth Forum.
Held annually, the national ambassador forum is a unique event that brings together 30 core French, French immersion and French first language high school students from minority environments across Canada for a weekend filled with activities focused on the French language and culture, and on the advantages of being bilingual. By the end of the event, the students become official French for the Future ambassadors. They will be recognized for their ability to fulfill important missions in motivating their schools and communities in bilingual action and awareness.
For more information on forum, or to learn about the 28 other students attending the summer forum, visit www.french-future.org.