'French waiters' balancing act


Gunn High School students Grigiry Shevlyakov and Jessy Cherry compete against each other in a French Waiter Relay Race Wednesday (Nov. 9) during the school's annual observance of National French Week. Five teams competed in the tray-balancing race.

Other French Week activities include a "crepe-fest" during lunch time in the quad today (Thursday), complete with French music.

On Monday, Connie Fredericks-Malone, sister of the African-American singer Carole Fredericks, spent the day speaking to Gunn students about her sister's life.

Carole Fredericks moved to France in the 1970s to start a musical career. She learned to speak the language and sang with many rock groups, gaining fame throughout France before her sudden death in 2001.

National French Week, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, is observed by French teachers across the United States.

Photo by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.

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