WMCI and the Chinese Studies Program work together to hold a Chinese Language competition for W&M students, giving them a chance to display their Chinese skills and enjoy skits or speeches by their peers. A wide range of topics and themes provide a lively atmosphere for the W&M community to show how much fun it is to learn Chinese.
2014 Chinese Language Competition
At the end of the 2014 Chinese Language Competition, there were many winners in each category. The Chinese 100 level 1st place winner was Honor Leahy, 2nd place went to Michael Silvidi, and 3rd to Byung Oh Jang. The team of Hye Ryun Son and Courtney Taitt came in 1st place for the Chinese 200 level, Liam Bench took 2nd place, and Katherine Oliver was 3rd. For the 300 level Chinese students, Connor Docherty took 1st place, in 2nd place came the team of Suro Kim, Tae Gyun Kim, and Sang Yoon Park, and Henry Lipkin and Maria Loverde came in 3rd. For the 400 level Chinese competition, a debate about which was better, Shanghai or Beijing, took place. The pro-Beijing team, consisting of Chinese 403 students Rachel Faith, Jake Douglas, and Gillie Cuda won. Sarah Rock from the pro-Shanghai team and Gillie Cuda from the pro-Beijing team won the titles of Best Debater for their teams.