Grad student awarded in Chinese speaking contest
April 20, 2007
KALAMAZOO--A Western Michigan University graduate student placed second in her competition group in a regional Chinese speaking contest held in March.
Kylie Schultz of Clare, Mich., received the distinction after competing in the Third Annual Midwest Chinese Speaking Contest held at Northwestern University. More than 61 students from 21 Midwestern universities participated in the event that separated students into five groups based on their language experience.
The competition consisted of two parts, including a three-minute speech and a talent show. Schultz, a WMU graduate student majoring in psychology, competed in the second year group and spoke of her dream of going to rural China and working with school children. Her talent show performance included reading a poem from the Song Dynasty and singing a Chinese love song based on the poem.
Schultz is a student of WMU's Chinese language program and also participated in the University's China Study Tour in the summer of 2005.
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