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Japanese Speech Contest

The 28th Annual contest was held at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Sunday, April 9, 2017.  There were 46 contestants from 6 high schools, 3 community colleges, and 3 state universities.  Nineteen prizes were given, including the Grand Prize of a round trip ticket to Japan by Japan Airlines, and a one week rail pass by IACE Travel.  We are proud to say that ASU students won 10 prizes out of 19, including the Grand Prize.  After the A category presentation, Prof. Tanno made a short speech introducing ASU’s Japanese Program.  ASU’s Japanese Student Association organized the origami booth, calligraphy booth, and videotaping,  on top of dancing their signature dance of Soran-bushi.  Below is this year’s winners list.  

It is our tradition that the design of the poster and other contest related materials are done by the host school’s student.

 

Contest Winners 2017

Prize
Winner
High School/ College
Category A

First Place    

Emily Ngu 

Gilbert HS

Second Place 

Ranjani Venkatakrishnan 

Arizona State University 

Category B

 

 

First Place 

Ruishan Zhang   

  Arizona State University

Second Place 

Yijie Du

Arizona State University

Third Place

Orion Fisher

  Paradise Community College

Third Place

Haveeg BoyadjianArizona State University

Category C

First Place

Jacqueline Marquez

Gilbert HS

Second Place 

Xiaomeng Zhang

Arizona State University
Third Place

Alexandra Mast

University  of Arizona

Third Place

Katrina Novotny  

Glendale Community College

Category D

First Place

Jared Nelson   

Arizona State University
Second Place

Shay Ediss  

Arizona State University
Third Place

Skyler Morrison   

Paradise Honors HS

Best Effort 

Noemi Gastelum   

Northern Arizona University

Most Creative

Thomas Henning

Arizona State University

Judges' Special Bikkuri Award  

Alex Peters

Robin Klemaszewski 

Northern Arizona University

Coronado HS     

Penmanship  

Ruishan Zhang    

Arizona State University

Grand Prize  

Jared Nelson 

Arizona State University