“I speak Fulani with my parents, Wolof with my sisters, French with my friends from Africa and Haiti and English with my American friends”
“ I strongly believe that more bilingual programs are crucial for students whose first language is not English, as a space where they do not have to start learning over from scratch and allows them to switch languages without being shamed or ridiculed.”
Audrey is from Cameroon and was able to maintain her French, one of the languages she uses with her family here in the US but also back home.
Samuela is now a freshman at Binghamton University where she studies to be a bioengineer. She scored a perfect 5 at the AP French.