Greensboro Japanese Speech Contest 2019

On April 13, 2019, twenty-nine students from UNCG, Wake Forest University, Guilford College, and High Point Central High School presented their original speeches in front of a panel of four judges, led by Consul-General Takashi Shinozuka of the Japanese Consulate, and an audience of over 200 community members.  This year seven lucky audience members also won prizes in our Japanese Trivia and Ramune Drinking contests!

CONGRATULATIONS 2019 Contest Winners!

Category A (Beginning)                                               Category B (Intermediate)
1st Place: Larkin Schramm (UNCG)                              1st Place: Keyang Yu (Wake Forest University)  
2nd Place: Ian McQueen (UNCG)                                  2nd Place: Cindy Yu  (Wake Forest University)  
3rd Place: Joseph Santiago (UNCG)                              3rd Place: Monda Deldgie (UNCG)
Honorable Mention: Alana Lewis (UNCG)                      Honorable Mention: Lan Truong (Guilford College)
Honorable Mention: Jarytza Linares (UNCG)

Category C (Advanced)                                           
1st Place: Albert “AJ” Fernando (HPC High)
2nd Place: Xinyi Ma (Wake Forest University)
3rd Place: Raven-Makayla Hawkins (UNCG)             

Many thanks to our sponsors!

Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta
Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
The Kohler Grant (International Program Center)
UNCG Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
UNCG International and Global Studies Program
Japan America Society of North Carolina
Kao Specialties America
United Chemi-Con
Cummins Japan
IACE Travel
Honda Jet
Yokohama Tires
Yokohama Aerospace America
Southern Bridge International (SBI)
Sankaku Yokocho
Japan Travel Bureau (JTB)

Click here to view the winners and pics from the 2018 GJSC.

Click here to view the winners and pics from the 2017 GJSC.

Click here to view the winners and pics from the 2016 GJSC.