Eight Mandarin students from Burke's participated in three different categories in this year's CLTAC Mandarin Speech Contest, and three of them came home with awards.
The 40th Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (CLTAC) Mandarin Speech Contest was held at Lowell High School this past Sunday, April 27. Each year, hundreds of students from Northern California participate in this competition, which is the largest of its kind in the United States. Students were judged on the speeches they wrote, memorized and delivered, as well as on their pronunciation, tones, intonation, fluency and presentation skills.
The three Burke's students who placed were:
Olivia S.: First Place Award for Seventh Grade Alyson W.: Second Place Award for Sixth Grade Isabel S.: Honorable Mention in Seventh Grade
Burke's Mandarin teacher, Mei Xue, says, "I am very proud of all our students for their willingness to take up the challenge and their hard work throughout the whole process!"
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.