Chinese Students are Winners
Dr. Kaishan Kong led a group of five students from her Chinese 102 language class to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Saturday March 7th, to compete in the 12th Annual Wisconsin Chinese Speech Contest. The students are: Ryan Bleau, Victoria Dylla, Katherine Kocen, Michelle Purdun and Youa Xiong. This is the biggest annual Chinese speech contest in Wisconsin hosted by the Wisconsin Association of Chinese Teachers. There were over 140 contestants from primary to college level. Our Blugold team competed with other college students from UW-Madison, Milwaukee and Platteville; and they did an excellent job in demonstrating their passion and proficiency in Chinese language and culture. In total, our team won two 1st Place prizes, one 3rd Place, and an honorable mention. Our students had such a positive experience that they plan to continue their journey in Chinese learning and return to the competition next year. Way to go, Blugolds!