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Bennington Students Win Japanese Speech Contest

Jun 04, 2014

Bennington was well represented in this year’s Vermont Japanese Speech Contest, with students Thomas Melvin ’15 and Hoa Nguyen ’16 winning first place in the intermediate division, and Ella Peake ’17 and Carolina Roque ’17 taking second in the introductory division.

The third annual contest included participants from Middlebury College, University of Vermont, Champlain College, Saint Michael's College, South Burlington High School, and Essex Junction High School.

Intermediate competitors were asked to introduce their institution in Japanese (top right), while those in the introductory division were tasked with creating a commercial for an imaginary product.