Students Win Big at Annual State-Wide Japanese Speech Contest
Three students studying Japanese in the School of Modern Languages won awards in the advanced category at the annual Japanese Speech Contest. Choux Kim, a first-year computational media major, won first place. Clarissa Kim, a first-year industrial design major, and Chan-Min Lee, a first-year computer science major, each received a Special Award.
The Georgia Association of Teachers of Japanese hosted the virtual contest on March 5, 2022. High school and college students were divided into categories based on language proficiency and recorded memorized presentations entirely in Japanese.
Eight students from the Georgia Tech Japanese program participated at three proficiency levels:
- Arya Vajpayee, a second-year computational media major with a minor in Japanese
- Zelda Wu, a second-year biochemistry major
- Joseph Fajloun, a fourth-year mechanical engineering student with a minor in Japanese
- Echo Zhu, a fourth-year environmental engineering major
- Jessica Paley, a fifth-year music technology major with a minor in computing and people and minor in Japanese
- Chan-Min Lee
- Choux Kim
- Clarissa Kim
In total, 30 students from six regional universities and two metro-Atlanta high schools participated in the contest.
A video of Choux Kim’s winning presentation is available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4LSInV6oao.
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