Maria Reynolds, a French-speaker from Texas, spoke at French Club on Tuesday, 5 February 2013. She shared with about 15 students how she left college after 2 1/2 years, joined the Navy and trained as a French linguist in Monterey, California. Using her French in such exotic places as Spain and Guantanamo Bay, Maria talked about a variety of duties such as interpreting for Algerian prisoners to listening for intelligence clues over the radio.
Maria married a Canadian who uses his French every day in Norfolk, Virginia where he works for NATO.
Before she spoke, French Club participants sampled 3 Kings Cake and the one who had the ‘fève/ bean’ or ‘figurine’ / (Mme Cochrane substituted a lego piece!) was Le Roi.
Kenny Moats was the lucky one!