Crestview High School teacher named third Medal of Noirmoutier recipient

Lanoue Medal

Dr. Noël Faucher, mayor of Noirmoutier-en-l’Île, France, presents Crestview High School French teacher Chris Lanoue with the Medal of Noirmoutier, inset.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 03:35 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Chris Lanoue is the latest recipient of the Medal of Noirmoutier, which recognizes her efforts to strengthen ties between the youth of Crestview and its French sister city.

Receiving the island's highest honor came as a surprise, the Crestview High School French teacher said.

“I couldn’t believe it!”Lanoue said. “I was in Europe for five weeks, but only in Noirmoutier for three days.”

Lanoue was in Noirmoutier making plans for a group of French students' fall 2015 trip to Florida, and for CHS French Club members who plan a summer 2016 visit to their sister city.

Fundraising for the visit will begin in earnest when the school year starts next month, Lanoue said, and will include some ideas she gleaned from teachers and students in Noimoutier.

“She learned how we do many different activities to earn some money to pay for our trips to Crestview,” said RenéRelandeau, president of the Noirmoutier Sister City Committee.


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