May 23, 2017 -- Three Heights High students won scholarships to attend a two-week summer camp in China through a contest sponsored by the Chinese Government in partnership with U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge.
Other Heights High and Roxboro Middle School students won awards at the 2017 Ohio K-12 Chinese Speech and Essay Contest in April.
All of the awards are sponsored by the Confucius Institute at the Cleveland State University.
Furthermore, nine Roxboro Middle School students and 10 Heights High School Chinese language students won awards in the Chinese speech and essay contest. Each participant selected a topic for their speech and answered questions from the judges following their presentation.This summer, juniors Kamara Cooper, Alicia Lassiter and La'shaun Morrow will travel to China’s capital city, Beijing, and the city of Yunnan in southwest China. They will visit historic and cultural sites and take Chinese language and culture classes.
Three juniors who will visit China this summer for an educational summer camp: Alicia Lassiter, La'Shawn Morrow and Kamera Cooper, L-R. Shu Hui Lin is the Heights High Chinese teacher, R.
Shu Hui Lin is the Heights High Chinese Language teacher and Kuei-Fang Tai is the Roxboro Middle School Chinese Language teacher.
“They used their own time and stayed after school to prepare their speech,” Ms. Tai said of her students. “Their diligence is the key to their success.”
She also recognized the parents of the students for attending the event and supporting their students’ Chinese instruction.
Each middle school essay entry was written in Chinese characters by hand and contained between 100-500 characters for the topic they chose. Ashton Everette, DiAvian DeClouet and Emma Vail won second place and Katrina Palmer won third place in the middle school group. William Benham and Lukas Chew were awarded an honorable mention. Tait Manning, Charlie King and Kenji Sakaie earned the award of excellence.
Heights High Essay Contest Winners
Second Place Award
Alexa M Solomon
Third Place Award
Georgina Jolivette, 10th grade
Alicia Lassiter, 11th grade
Abra Lisowski, 9th
Ava Collyer, 9th
Jonah May, 9th
Glennis Covault, 10th
Sylvie Crowell, 10th
Award of Excellence
Tracy Kongai, 12th
Eric Napoleon Jr, 10th
Roxboro Middle School Speech Winners
Emma Vail (8th grade), 2nd place, favorite vacation
Lukas Chew (8th grade), 3rd place, my family
Charlie King, Honorable Mention, (8th grade), favorite pet
Tait Manning, Honorable Mention, (8th grade), my family
William Benham, Honorable Mention, (8th grade), my family
Ashton Everette (7th grade), 2nd place, my experience learning Chinese
Kenji Sakaie (6th grade), Honorable Mention, my experience learning Chinese