The 2018 Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest

 

The 8th Annual Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest for the greater Washington Metropolitan area was held at the George Washington University on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Competitors are from colleges throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Since the Jiangsu Cup’s inception in 2011, two hundred forty three student participants have competed for the scholarships and exchange opportunities in China.

This year sixteen participants competed in the final round. They demonstrated advanced Chinese language proficiency by competing with prepared speeches, Q&A about Jiangsu Province & China, and an improvised speech on a randomly selected topic. After hours of intense competition, results were announced. Gold Awards were given to Liza Roberts of Georgetown University, and Andrew Allard of the George Washington University. Jiangsu Cup awards include full and partial scholarships to study the Chinese language at Nanjing University, and fully-funded tours of the beautiful Province of Jiangsu in 2019.

The Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest, organized by the George Washington University Columbian College of Arts & Sciences and GW Confucius Institute, in partnership with Nanjing University of China, is the premier speech competition for the Greater Washington D.C. higher education community. Professors, families, and many distinguished guests attend the Jiangsu Cup each year to observe and applaud the incredible accomplishments of the contestants. This year, the Minister Counselor of Education, Ms. YANG Xinyu attended the event and gave encouraging remarks to student finalists on behalf of the Chinese Embassy. The event accommodates a valuable collaboration and meaningful cross cultural exchange for everyone.

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All Finalists for the 2018 Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest

  Gold Award Winners  
Liza Roberts - Gold Award Winner

Liza Roberts

罗丽莎

Georgetown University
Andrew Allard - Gold Award Winner

Andrew Allard

安竹 

The George Washington University

 

  Silver Award Winners  
Kate Jasenski - Silver Award Winner

Kate Jasenski

林洁莹 

American University
Aaron Baum - Silver Award Winner

Aaron Baum

白翱荣 

Georgetown University
Sarah Melton - Silver Award Winner

Sarah Melton

莫文丽

American University 
Matthew Heninger - Silver Award Winner

Matthew Heninger

贺曼行

University of Virginia
Joshuah Bohman - Silver Award Winner

Joshuah Bohman

乔舒亚

University of Maryland - College Park
Jack Resnick - Silver Award Winner

Jack Resnick

仁杰克

Georgetown University

 

  Bronze Award Winners  
Bronze Award Winner

Olivia Moffett

欧丽雅

University of Virginia
Bronze Award Winner

Irene Williams

吴琳

The College of William & Mary
Bronze Award Winner

Daniel Sorensen-Tanenbaum

苏丹尼

St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Bronze Award Winner

Jacqualine Asuquo

 杨可琳 

University of Maryland - College Park
Bronze Award Winner

Francis George Kwartin

弗兰克 

James Madison University
Bronze Award Winner

Scott Simpson

石刚

James Madison University
Bronze Award Winner

Heidi Schwenk

杨冰玉 

The George Washington University
Gabriella Smith - Bronze Award Winner

Gabriella Smith

布雷娜 

Liberty University

 

Sponsored By:

Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, The George Washington University

Confucius Institute, The George Washington University

Sigur Center for Asian Studies, The George Washington University

The Language Center, The George Washington University

Institute for International Students, Nanjing University

Jiangsu International Cultural Association

Jiangsu International Cultural Exchange Center