EAS's First Chinese Singing Contest!
The Chinese Language Program hosted the first Chinese Singing Contest on September 29, which was also the day of the Moon Festival. 12 groups of students at all levels, from CHN 101 to CHN 415, competed in the event. Two students from CHN 301, Anna Im and Delaney Lehtinen, served as emcees, providing bilingual introductions of the performers and the songs throughout the entire program. The singers performed a wide range of Chinese songs including contemporary, modern and folk songs. About 100 students, their families and friends attended the event. At the end of the contest, the audience received moon cakes as a token of celebration of the Moon Festival. The event was sponsored by the Department of East Asian Studies and the Taipei Economic and Culture Office in Los Angeles.
First Place: Hannah Elizabeth Howe
Second Place: Drew Marien and Andrew Nix
Third Place: Gabriel Schirn and Ka'lelah Bryant-Tillis
Honorable Mention: Abby Reich and Setah Smith
Congratulations to all the winners and participants!