The Alliance Francaise of Newport recently awarded a Scholarship to Portsmouth High School Senior, Nicolas Drennon.  Drennon will be attending The University of Vermont to continue his study of French, Spanish and Japanese.

AFN offers a Scholarship each year to a High School Senior on Aquidneck Island who plans to continue the study of French upon graduation.

The Alliance Francaise of Newport is celebrating its 65th  anniversary in Newport this year.  AFN celebrates the Francophone culture and promotes cultural exchange.

The Alliance Française of Newport is affiliated with the Fédération des Alliances Françaises which has nearly 1,500 Chapters in 138 countries worldwide.

For more information about The Alliance Francaise of Newport, visit alliancefrancaisenewportri.org.

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