On Dec. 1 French Club will watch “Phantom of the Opera” for its annual movie night. The event will be held in the Community Room, next to the main cafeteria. A donation box will be set up outside the room, with proceeds going to the New Vision School in Haiti.
The facilitator of this school, Ludner St. Amour, was a guest speaker during Andrea Yocum’s French IV class earlier this month. Yocum, the French Club sponsor said, “One of my French IV students is the president of Real International Aid Club, which has decided to help Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquakes. She asked if Amour could come in and guest speak (Haiti’s national language is French). It’s a difficult situation for him. He is trying to keep his school going from donations because he doesn’t receive much support from the government of Haiti.”
The movie night is French Club’s version of a holiday party. According to Mona Shen, French Club President and senior, her goal is to turn movie night into a French Club tradition. Shen said, “It’s good to have tradition because if an event happened a previous year, members will have a greater reason to come back next year.”
The movie night will be from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. According to Yocum, there are several French culture aspects in this movie. “Phantom of the Opera” is this year’s spring musical for CHS,” Yocum said. “Many of the students in French Club are also in choir or are in the theater department. Many of these people will be involved in the play so they wanted to preview the movie.”
According to Shen, “Phantom of the Opera” will be spoken in French with English subtitles. Shen said, “At the movie night we will have beignets, which are small French donuts. Members will make their own throughout the movie using Pillsbury dough. We will also have Hershey’s chocolate fondue. Strawberries, bananas, Rice Krispies and marshmallows will be available to be dipped with chocolate. There will be soda available as well.” By Tyler Meinz