Clemson Students Win in the Annual Japanese Speech Contest in Atlanta
Three Clemson students won first place, second place, and the special award at the Annual Japanese Speech Contest in Atlanta on March 5th, 2016. This is the largest speech contest in the southeast region of the United States. It is noteworthy that Clemson took first place consecutively in 2015 and 2016. The first place winner received a round trip ticket to Japan. The names of the winners and their speech titles are as follows:
First place: Ang Li (Bio chemistry major, Japanese Minor) Speech title: The Charm of Tanka, a Japanese short poem
Second place: John Welter (Computer Science Major, Japanese Minor) Speech title: The Art of Video Games
Special award: Scott Shaw (Japanese L&IT Major) Speech title: The Things My father Taught Me
In the picture: Ang Li (right), John Welter(center), Scott Shaw (left)
The Department of Languages has established a fund to honor Leslie Williams, associate professor of Japanese, who passed away on July 10, 2014. The Dr. Leslie Williams Memorial Fund will be used for department events, especially Japanese cultural programs and Language and International Trade activities. The fund will be announced at the Language and International Trade Conference on March 9, 2016. Read more...