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DVC students excel at the 2021 CLTAC Chinese Speech Contest!

Apr 29, 2021

In March 2021, students from Diablo Valley College participated in the 45th Chinese Mandarin Speech Contest which was held virtually. The contest is hosted by The Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (CLTAC). CLTAC is the largest nonprofit association of its kind in the country with a mission to promote the study, teaching, and research of the Chinese language and culture on all educational levels. Its annual Mandarin Speech Contest boasts of a long history since 1960s. It has become an annual pageant of Chinese education in the region. The event was sponsored by Monterey Bay Chinese Association, Cheng & Tsui, and Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC).

This year, DVC students competed against students from such notable schools as Defense Language Institute, San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and University of San Francisco, among others.

At the virtual award ceremony held on April 24, 2021, 11 students from DVC were recognized for their dedicated work and excellent performance, winning awards ranging from 1st to 3rd places. Our student Hannah Lam’s harp performance Suzhou River was also selected as the opening performance of the ceremony.

Professor Sheree Lin, head of DVC’s Chinese program, congratulates all 17 students who participated, and gives special thanks to Professor Huiqin An (our teacher and speech coach), Jana Jiang (our teaching assistant), the Foreign Language Department, and the Applied and Fine Arts Division for their great support.

DVC applauds the following students for doing an amazing job representing our school!

First Place Winners

  • Kar Ching Ng (First year, first semester)
  • Jacob Alvarez (First year, second semester)

Second Place Winners

  • Ezekiel Ivory (First year, first semester)
  • Fiona Kurniawan (First year, second semester)
  • Lauryn Leong (First year, second semester)
  • Mei Wa Yu (Second year, first semester)

Third Place Winners

  • Victoria Alger (First year, second semester)
  • Julian Lau (First year, second semester)
  • Ariana Threatt (First year, second semester)
  • Sophia Li (Second year, first semester)
  • Shrinidhi Gopal (Second year, second semester)