News: Four Georgia Tech Students Win at Japanese Speech Contest Held On Campus

Japanese Speech Contest

Posted March 21, 2019

On Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 Georgia Tech hosted the Georgia State Japanese Speech Contest and Academic Challenge for the second year in a row. There were 40 participants in the Speech Contest and 58 participants in the Academic Challenge. The event brings Japanese language learners from colleges and high schools in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina to compete for a variety of prizes. There were over 240 people in attendance, which makes this the largest turnout in the contest's 28 year history.

Last year's winner and Georgia Tech student Joshua Baldwin emceed the event. Four Georgia Tech students from the Japanese program also took home top prizes. In Category II, Jiawen Ge won 1st Place and a round trip to Japan. Kipp Morris won 2nd Place and Jae Hee Kim won the Special Award. In Category III, Eun Chang Park won 1st Place. Congratulations to all students and faculty for a fantastic event!

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