Shaler Area students place in 2016 High School Japanese Speech Contest

 Shaler Area School District is proud to announce three high school students placed in the most advanced category of the 2016 High School Japanese Speech Contest.

The 2016 High School Japanese Speech Contest is an annual competition hosted by the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania (JASP) and the University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center for which students are required to speak on a chosen topic and then judged on their oral presentation.

In the Advanced Plus Level, the highest and most competitive category, Shaler Area seniors Nick Harn, took 1st place, Zach Hughes received 2nd place, and Nick DeBortoli received 3rd place. Nick Harn, who also was named the grand prize winner, received an electronic Japanese-English dictionary donated by the Consulate General of Japan in New York.

This year 110 students from Western Pennsylvania registered to compete in the daylong competition. Japanese language students of all levels and students who are involved in Japan-related cultural activities participated in one of four speech levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced and advanced plus) or the poster contest.

Shaler Area students excel in Japanese language competition
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article March 28, 2016
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