Japanese Language Students Win Big at 12th Annual Tucson Japanese Speech Contest

News Date: 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The 12th Annual Tucson Japanese Speech Contest was held at Pima Community College Northwest Campus on April 26st.  Nineteen students from East Asian Studies Japanese Language Program competed with seven other students from Pima Community College. This was the highest number of participants from U of A in the twelve year history of this contest.  Dr. Albert Welter, Head of the Department of East Asian Studies, also took a part as one of the opening speakers.

All of the students worked very hard preparing for this contest and their hard work showed on the stage.  It is not an easy thing to participate in a foreign language contest – even more so in front of a large audience.  All of the participants should be acknowledged and commended for their effort and their spirit in facing this challenge.  It is hoped that all participants feel a sense of accomplishment and excitement and use this experience as a spring board for their future language learning.  Congratulations, everyone!

 

Speech Contest Results

Category A (Japanese 101)

   

1st place

Yuan Zhou

University of Arizona

2nd place

Qiyu Deng

University of Arizona

3rd place

Wesley Lee

University of Arizona

     

Category B (JPN 102)

   

1st place

Sachi Cochran

Pima Community College-West Campus

2nd place

Xinye Wu

University of Arizona

3rd place

Shemonti Hassan

University of Arizona

Honorable Mention

Zishen Li

University of Arizona

     

Category C (JPN 201/202)

   

1st place

Li Hsiang Lee

University of Arizona

2nd place

Shan Zaidi

University of Arizona

3rd place

Jacob Holt

Pima Community College-Northwest Campus

Honorable Mention

Ryan Fulleman

University of Arizona

     

 

Judges' Special Award

 

Tiancheng Dai

 

University of Arizona

Judges' Special Award

Lou Fox

University of Arizona

Judges' Special Award

Julia Rand

University of Arizona