International students from Ami Christensen's "Advanced Academic Writing" (ESL305) course recently participated in the 2015 WITESOL Writing and Art Contest — a statewide contest of the Wisconsin Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages professional organization. The theme for this year's contest was "Being bilingual/bicultural is important to me because ... "
Yanxing Wu from China won first place in the adult/college category for her essay, "Roots and Wings"; Jiayue (Zoe) Duan, also from China, won second place for her essay, "On the Way"; and Ayaka Niwase, an exchange student from Hyogo University in Japan won first place for her original watercolor piece, shown above.
Each student will receive a certificate, book of winning entries and a small cash prize at the department of languages awards banquet. For more information, contact Ami Christensen, associate lecturer in ESL, at 715-836-2614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.