News: ML Student Wins First Place in Advanced Category at Annual Japanese Speech Contest

Japanese Speech Contest 2020

Posted March 11, 2020

The 29th Annual Japanese Speech Contest was held on Saturday, March 7th, at Mercer University’s  Atlanta campus. 

The two events, which took place in Day Hall, were co-organized by the Georgia Association of Teachers of Japanese, the Japan-America Society of Georgia, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Georgia, and supported by the Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta.

The Japan Academic Challenge is a quiz-show style competition that tests high school students’ knowledge of Japanese culture, history, grammar and language with four levels of competition. The Japanese Speech Contest involves high school and college students presenting memorized presentations entirely in Japanese with various divisions of competition.

Thirty students from eleven surrounding schools participated in the event. Six students represented Georgia Tech in the festivities. Joshua Lundregan, an Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) major won the first place in the advanced level category. Other participants from Tech included Yendi Neil, Winagodwin Anyanwu, Roye David Eshed (Intermediate level), Rebecca Seippel, and Allen Zhang (Advanced level).

For more information on the event, contact Aya McDaniel, Lecturer of Japanese at the School of Modern Languages.

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