Forest Hills Northern High School students Catherine Hwang and Josephine Koch advanced to the 2018 Midwest Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for U.S. high school students at Valparaiso University. Josephine won first place in the comprehensive contest of high school level 3 (including Chinese speech, written exam, impromptu speech, Chinese cultural talent, and an oral quiz on topics of Chinese culture and history). Catherine won second place in the comprehensive contest of high school level 3 and won the Best Speech Award of the 2018 Chinese Bridge Contest.
Additionally, Forest Hills Public Schools had several more middle and high school students do well in the annual Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University’s Chinese Bridge Competition. This was the first level of the competition. The competition included three parts: Chinese knowledge, a talent show, and speech. Students could participate in all three or they could select one of the three. Congratulations to the following Chinese immersion students for their accomplishments at WMU.
Chinese Knowledge Quiz:
- First place, ninth grade: Eliana McGlinchey and Lillian McGlinchey
- First place, seventh grade: Grant Dean, Ava Hamilton, Libby Kurt
- Second place, seventh grade: Rachel Lebo, Alexandra Slywka
- First place, ninth grade: Josephine Koch and Lillian McGlinchey
- Second place, ninth grade: Miriam Chrenka
- First place, seventh grade: Ava Hamilton
- Second place, seventh grade: Libby Kurt
- First place, ninth grade: Catherine Hwang
- Second place, ninth grade: Miriam Chrenka and Averie Fitzjohn
The students were coached by Li Xiang, Wang LaoShi, and Zhao LaoShi.