Julian Tran, our JPN 202 student, received a "most original" award at The 29th Annual Arizona Japanese Speech Contest. The contest was held at Pima Community College (West Campus).
Julian's speech title was A Letter To Myself. The letter was to himself at age 14. This kind of style of speech was unique in a language speech contest setting. He gave very wise and heart-warming advice, capturing the hearts of the audience and the judges.
There were 37 participates altogether from the following schools: UA, PCC, ASU, NAU, Paradise Valley CC, Mesa CC, Glendale CC, Gilbert High School, Valley Vista HS. Two students from JPN 202 participated, and also two UA students came to volunteer.
Dr. Takashi Miura participated as a contest judge.