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Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest for Georgia High School Students

The first Jiangsu Cup Speech Contest for High School Students held on Oct. 31  on Emory campus was a resounding success. Twenty-one students from nine local high schools competed in three levels. All contestants did a fabulous job showcasing their achievements in learning Chinese.

Congratulations to all contestants and their instructors! See results below.

Special mention:

     Jooyoung An (Peachtree Ridge High School)

     Nicolas Delporte   (North Atlanta High School)

     John Henderson (North Atlanta High School)

     Lark Izenson (North Atlanta High School)

     Jamirhan Jackson (Campbell High school)

     Imani Jennings (Peachtree Ridge High School)

     Yunji Rha (Peachtree Ridge High School)

     Anna Bussler (North Hall High school)

     Aparna Pateria (Northview High School)

     Junnie (Jun Hee) Yoon (Peachtree Ridge High School

Level Two:

     First Place: Harrison Rodriguez (The Lovett School)

     Second Place: Doyeon Yook  (Peachtree Ridge High School)

     Third Place: Neel Edupuganti (Woodward Academy)

                       Nathan Moore (North Hall High School)

Level Three:

     First Place: Katie Krantz (The Lovett School)

     Second Place: Mehal Churiwal (Northview High School)

     Third Place: William Horton (Woodward Academy)

                       Jennifer Jimenez (Gainesville High School)

Level Four:

     First Place: James Packman (The Lovett School)

     Second Place: Ashley Tousana (North Springs Charter High School)

     Third Place: Kalyani Ballur (Northview High School)


Contest announcement:

Time: Oct. 31, 8:30am - 1:30pm

Location: White Hall 101, Emory (301 Dowman Dr. Atlanta, GA 30322)

Registrate HERE.

The First Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest for Georgia High School Students will be held on Oct. 31 at Emory in collaboration with Georgia Chinese Language Educators.

Who's Eligible?

Any high school student who are in Chinese Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4 taking Chinese as a foreign language in a public, private, or charter high school in the State of Georgia is eligible to participate in the Speech Contest with the following exceptions:

  • Students who have a Chinese heritage background (i.e. grew up in a household where Chinese was spoken) are not eligible to participate.
  • Students who have otherwise gained fluency are not eligible to apply. (For example, if a student has lived in Beijing for the past 7 years, s/he will be considered a native” speaker, and be ineligible at this time.) Judges will determine the level of "fluency" of all applicants based on the materials provided.
  • One of the family members (i.e. grandfather, grandmother, father, mother) is a Chinese speaker.
  • Students who have lived in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong for six or more than six months.
  • Teachers whose students registered for the Speech Contest are not eligible to be on the judging panel.

Recommendation of Students

All participants must be recommended by their Chinese teachers. Each school is asked to limit their recommendations to ONE participant in each level (Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4) for a total of THREE candidates.

How to apply

Download registration form HERE. Registration begins on September 14, Saturday and ends on October 10 (Saturday), 2015.

To apply for the Jiangsu Cup Georgia High School Chinese Speech Contest, students must submit a speech script in Chinese based on the following theme: I Love Learning Chinese (我爱学中文。)Speeches must last within THREE MINUTES to be considered by the judges. Students are welcome and encouraged to use their written speeches as templates, but should not have their speeches memorized.

Please submit your speech script electronically to Yingli Zhang at before October 10, 2015.


Participants will be divided into three levels: Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4. There will be three types of awards for each level.

     1st Place: gift valued at $120.00

     2nd Place: gift valued at $80.00

     3rd Place: gift valued at $50.00


Please direct all questions to Yingli Zhang at