Local Swiss mom visits Classroom during recent (but late!) 3 Kings Day Celebration – 31 Jan 2012 :
Kate Fitzgerald, Andrew & Tonia Brunk and Audrey Livingstone pose with 3 Kings Cakes
Tania Brunk was born to Swiss missionary parents who spent 12 years sharing the Gospel in France.
Her formative school years were thus spent in France near the French-German border.
Married to an American Air Force officer, Tania is back in the area with her family. She and her 3 year old Andrew recently visited Summit to talk to French students. Having spent last year in a tiny Swiss village of 1200 inhabitants, Tania was able to share both earlier and more recent cultural insights
Speaking only in French to the six seniors in French 4, Tania talked about the differences in the two cultures. She then stayed on for French Club and shared in English some more about the European way of life.
French Club members carefully bit into 3 Kings Cake looking for the ‘fève’ or dried bean (use used a marble!) which would announce his or her royal status. French 1 student Jordan Dempsey was crowned ‘Le Roi’.
Tania misses the following aspects of French/Swiss life:
Merci Tania! Nous espérons te revoir bientôt.