Monday, April 16, 2012
Julian Panero (left), GW Chinese major, placed 1st in the 11th Annual Chinese Bridge Speech Competition preliminaries, Washington DC site.
The 2012 competition of the DC site was held on April 15, at the University of Maryland Confucius Institute, with 10 competitors from six universities. Competitors were required to perform a formal speech, answer quiz questions on Chinese language and cultural knowledge, and perform a talent related to Chinese culture. Two students from Georgetown University won the second place.
The 1st place winners at regional preliminaries are expected to join others from other countries all over the world to compete in Beijing on the International Chinese Bridge Contest in the summer, which will be aired on Chinese national television!
The GW candidates have been extremely competitive in recent contests. Caleb Dependahl competed in 2010 and won the third place. In 2011, Tim Quinn and Caleb placed the first and second respectively. In this year's contest, Julian's outstanding performance in all three parts of the competition again placed GW at the top. Dr. Julia Xiaoning Chen (right) was the coach of the three GW winners.
Sing Tao Daily (星岛日报）has detailed report on this event.