Students Win First Place at Annual Chinese Language Competition

Sam King '19, Saleema Walter, '19 Reagan Mullen '19, and George School Chinese Teacher Lan Cheng after winning first place at the Confucius Institute of Rutgers University Annual Chinese Language Competition. (Photo courtesy of Confucius Institute of Rutgers).

Sam King ’19, Reagan Mullen ’19, and Saleema Walter ’19 represented George School at the Confucius Institute of Rutgers University Annual Chinese Language Competition on Saturday, May 12, 2018. It was George School’s first appearance in the competition, but the trio won first place.

Students worked in groups of three to complete six different language tasks in ninety minutes. Tasks included sentence formation, matching words, and writing Chinese characters. Several teachers at the competition commented on the strength of George School’s Chinese language program.

“All three students expressed a renewed sense of confidence in their Chinese,” said George School Chinese Teacher Lan Cheng.  “The competition also helped them understand where they need to improve.”

Sam, Reagan, and Saleema are scheduled to visit China this summer to fulfill their service learning trip requirement. “I feel like this certificate is permission for me to go on the China trip,” said Reagan.