Six Jr. Bills participated in the annual Happy Chinese competition at Webster University's Confucius Institute on April 29. They placed exceptionally well in the language and talent event, which included students from middle school through college.
"I'm proud of all of our students who participated in this event," says Yude Huang, who teaches Chinese at SLUH. "They make the impossible possible because they only spent five days for practice."
nd especially Alfrick Arun who just received the second place in Boston last weekend. He started to practice the different speech right after he came back from Boston."
According to Huang, this is the first time the competition has seen the same school claim the first place in both talent and language category. It is also the first time SLUH topped Priory after their six consecutive wins in the language category.
Congratulations to the following students on their achievements:
- First place (talent category): Matthew LaFaver
- First place (language category): Alfrick Arun (he also earned second place honors at the Chinese Bridge Speech Contest at UMass the weekend prior to this competition)
- Third place (talent category): Collin Funck
- Honorable mention: Leonard Kim, Micah See and Bryce Van Bree
"Our students gave the judges a great impression by how amazing they did on the stage," says Huang.