French International alumni and alumni families are always a part of the community. From high school to college, and beyond, our alumni continue to make us proud as global citizens. They share the foundation of skills developed at French International to help make a better and more peaceful world.
At French International, we are proud to have devoted parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and grandparents committed to positively shaping our school and enriching the student experience. LaGazette features families who choose to donate to the Annual Fund and why they support French International. Get to know French International alumna, Lia Dawley.
This past summer, French International alumna, Meret Pajkic, spent three weeks in Germany organizing peace education activities. Meret’s experience was unforgettable and continues to influence her today.
This fall, French International alumna, Alexis Colner, joined the Virginia Symphony Orchestra as their harpist. Now working as a professional musician, Alexis reflects on her journey and her time at French International.
Megan Hall was part of the first Middle School graduating class. Now, she’s back at French International as a parent and working with the Oregon viticulture and vineyard community.
French International alumnus, Lach Davidson (Class of 2015) returned to French International to film part of his final project for film school. "In the Beginning" follows the journey of a fictional character with dyslexia as he navigates the US education system. The story's routes tie back to Minda McCandless, French International Middle School teacher.
French International sixth graders partnered with French International alumna, Catherine McCandless, for an end-of-the-year snack drive to support McDaniel High School. The goal was 2,000 individually wrapped snacks and the students collected more than 4,400.
French International graduate, Susanna Kramer, is headed to France for four weeks this summer to participate in SciencesPo Pre-College Program. Susanna graduated from French International in 2020 and is now a junior in high school. Hear from her about what this experience means.
French International offers advanced French classes to high school-aged alumni to prepare them for the DELF/DALF exams. This year, French International has a record 42 students taking after-school advanced French classes of various levels.