TICONDEROGA The Ticonderoga High School begins the celebration of National Foreign Language Week on March 5. New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer has proclaimed the Week of March 5 - 9 as National Foreign Language Week for the state of New York, noting in his proclamation the importance of foreign languages. Spitzer commented on the need for foreign language proficiency in the areas of global competitiveness, world perspective, jobs in the fields of tourism and trade and developing successful business relationships with people from other countries. Ticonderoga High School will kick off the week long celebration the Friday leading up to the week, with a multi-cultural dance for high school students on March 2 from 7 - 10 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. During the week of March 5, the high school will provide a short announcement in a different language each day. Local community members and students will contribute to announcements in Greek, Latin, Japanese, French and Spanish. Wednesday of that week will offer a multiethnic food feast, with foreign language students and invited guests sharing their best ethnic cuisine. A poster contest and bulletin board decorating will also provide students with opportunities to explore cultures beyond North America. Friday will bring a close to the week-long events, with a ethnic costume contest. Teachers and students will compete for a prize awarded to the best ethnic outfit.