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On May 21, 2016, 25 high school students from across the Midwest participated in the 2016 Midwest Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for U.S. High School Students hosted by the Confucius Institute at University of Minnesota (CIUMN) and co-sponsored by the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago and Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban.
The Chinese Bridge Speech Contest was created in 2007 with the intention of providing a stage for Chinese high school learners all over the world to communicate with each other and present their achievements in learning Chinese. The Midwest Regional Chinese Bridge Speech Contest selected the most qualified candidate to represent the Midwest in the 9th Global Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for High School Students.
During the event, all participants demonstrated their abilities in the following Round One categories:
in Round Two, the winners of each level gave one-minute impromptu speeches and participated in an oral trivia activity focused on the topics of Chinese culture and history.
Awards given included:
Thank you to the Chinese teachers who served as judges and to the Chinese Consulate in Chicago for co-sponsoring this event. Representatives from the Chinese Consulate in Chicago included Consul Xu Shuhong and Consul Li Han who participated in the award ceremony.
Congratulations to all of the talented participants and good luck to the winner selected to represent the Midwest in the 9th Global Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for High School Students in China!
Chinese Bridge Speech Contest Sponsors: