Results



The 21st Annual Texas State Japanese Language Speech Contest

Saturday, March 6th 2010

held at

Herring Hall
Rice University

Presented by

The Consulate-General of Japan at Houston
The Japan-America Society of Houston
The Japanese Association of Greater Houston
The Japanese Teachers Association of Texas


Supported by

The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin
The Japan-America Society of San Antonio

The Japan Foundation
The Japan Business Association of Houston
Japanese Association of Dallas
Kaminari Taiko of Houston
Kinokuniya Bookstores of San Francisco
JTB USA, Inc.

Continental Airlines
Rice University

Gondo Company


Judges

Dr. Toshimatsu Matsumoto, Chairman of the Japanese Language Speech Contest in Texas
Mr. Tsutomu Osawa of the Consul-General of Japan at Houston
Dr. Daniel Watanabe of the Japan-America Society of Houston
Mr. Kunio Minami of the Japanese Association of Greater Houston
Mr. Makoto Kimura of the Japan Business Association of Houston
Professor Hiroko Sato of the Rice University, Houston
Ms. Mihoko Nakashige of Richardson High School, Richardson Texas
Ms. Masako Perich of Katy ISD, Katy Texa
Mr. David Shimizu of the Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School of Austin
Ms. Chihiro Legris of Saint Anthony Catholic High School, San Antonio

Award Presentations

Division I : Mr. Gregory Crowe, President of JASH
Division II : Mr. Yoichi Ueno, President of JAGH
Division III : Mr. Makoto Kimura, Representative of JBAH
Division IV : Dr. Toshimatu Matsumoto, Chairman of Speech Contest
Division V : Honorable Tsutomu Osawa, Consul General of Japan

Photo by JASH

Winners of the 21st Texas Speech Contest:

 
Name
School             Area
Speech Title
DIV I    
Poetry Recitation
1 Stratton Gaines Huntsville High, Houston 「ありがとう」 谷村俊太郎
2 Francisco Ordaz Richardson High, Dallas 「ありがとう」 谷村俊太郎
3 Josephine Mejia Saint Mary's Hall High, San Antonio 「ありがとう」 谷村俊太郎
DIV II    
Poetry Recitation
1 Hanbi Liu Bellaire High , Houston 「誠実について」 高木いさお
2 Nathan Bendich Liberal Art&Science Academy,Austin 「誠実について」 高木いさお
3 Sarah Rigall J.J. Pearce High, Dallas/FW 「誠実について」 高木いさお
DIV III      
1 Keyonne Daniel Richardson High, Dallas Nihon no Bando
2 Errol Phalo Bellaire High, Houston 私ができる
3

Emma Brockway

Richardson High, Dallas My Future
DIV IV      
1 Eunhui Lee Creekview High, Dallas 総合理解
2 Nicholas Breaux The Woodlands High, Houston これまでの人生
3 Young Kim Creekview High, Dallas

Break Dance

DIV V      
1 Christina Pun

Austin College , Dallas

My Hometown
2 Rachel McCutchen Baylor University, Waco 文化的Identity
3 Jose Navoa Rice University, Houston 沖縄体験から学んだこと

Winner of JAGH Scholarship $1,000
Eunhui Lee, Creekview High, Dallas
Winner of a round-trip airplane ticket to Japan Christina Pun, Austin College , Dallas



The 21st Texas Speech Contest Prize List

First Place

Second Place Third Place 4th, 5th & 6th
Division I
Trophy Trophy Trophy Recognition of Merit
Monetary Award ($70.) Monetary Award ($35) Monetary Award ($25) (framed certificate)
Kaminari Taiko DVD Kaminari Taiko DVD Kaminari Taiko DVD Gift from CGJ
Gift from JTB, USA Gift from CGJ Gift from CGJ Japanese hanging scroll kit
Gift from CGJ
Kinokuniya Bookstores (Gift certificate)
Gift from Japan Foundation

Division II Trophy Trophy Trophy Recognition of Merit
Monetary Award ($70.) Monetary Award ($35) Monetary Award ($25) Gift from CGJ
Book of Poem by Isao Takaki Book of Poem by Isao Takaki Book of Poem by Isao Takaki
Kaminari Taiko DVD Kaminari Taiko DVD Kaminari Taiko DVD Japanese hanging scroll kit
Gift from JTB USA Gift from CGJ Gift from CGJ
Gift from CGJ
Kinokuniya Bookstores (Gift certificate)
Gift from Japan Foundation

Division III Trophy Trophy Trophy 4,5,6,7,8,9
Monetary Award ($70.) Monetary Award ($35) Monetary Award ($25) Recognition of Merit
Laminar Tai ko DVD Laminar Tai ko DVD Laminar Tai ko DVD Gift from CGJ
JTB USA Gift from CGJ Gift from CGJ Japanese hanging scroll kit
Gift from CGJ Japanese calendar
Insomnia Bookstores (Gift certificate)
Gift from Japan Foundation
Japanese calendar

Division IV
Trophy Trophy Trophy Recognition of Merit
Monetary Award ($70.) Monetary Award ($35) Monetary Award ($25) Gift from CGJ
Laminar Tai ko DVD Laminar Tai ko DVD Laminar Tai ko DVD Japanese hanging scroll kit
Gift from JTB USA Gift from CGJ Gift from CGJ
Gift from CGJ Round trip airfare to LA
Round trip airfare to LA Japanese calendar
Insomnia Bookstores (Gift certificate)
Gift from Japan Foundation
Japanese calendar
Scholarship from JAGH*

Division V Trophy Trophy Trophy Recognition of Merit
Monetary Award ($70) Monetary Award ($35) Monetary Award ($25) Gift from CGJ
Special Gift from JASH ** Laminar Tai ko DVD Laminar Tai ko DVD Japanese hanging scroll kit
Laminar Tai ko DVD Gift from Japan Foundation Gift from CGJ
Gift from JTB USA Japanese calendar
Gift from CGJ
Insomnia Bookstores (Gift certificate)
Gift from Japan Foundation
Japanese Calendar
* Given by Mr. Buenos, President of JAGH
** Given by Mr. Rowe, President of JASH
All participants received Recognition of Merit


The winner of First and Second Place in Division IV will participate in the Aurora National Japanese Speech Contest in Los Angeles on May 29, 2010.

All participants who received Recognition of Merit will receive the 21st Speech Contest DVD.

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updated on 3/12/10