Blugolds from the Chinese program have achieved multiple awards in the recent Chinese speech contests on the state and national levels. Six students from the Chinese 102 class and 202 classes participated in the 14th Wisconsin State Chinese Speech Contest in UW-Milwaukee on April 1st and brought back three 1st places, two 2nd places and one 3rd place. This was the 3rd year for Blugold team to compete in this contest.
Two weeks later, two students (Anastasia Rauland and Momoka Hirosoko) traveled to UW-Madison to participate in the 2017 US Midwest Chinese Bridge Speech Contest. This was a national contest sponsored by the Office of Chinese Langauge Council International and The Education Office of the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago. It is the first time for UW-EC students to participate in this event and they competed with over 60 college students from different universities in mid-west, including University of Minnesota and UW-Madison. Anastasia and Momoka gave their speech and performed a Chinese traditional song in the talent show section. Momoka received a 3rd place and Anastasia received a participation award. Their Chinese professor Dr. Kaishan Kong encourages more students on UW-EC campus to take Chinese classes to learn this beautiful langauge and culture. Chinese 101, Chinese 201 and FLG150.001 are offered in the Fall semester.
(Participants included: Momoka Hirosoko, Megan Dittmer, Nathan Everson, Katherine Kocen, Youa Xiong, Anastasia Rauland)