Results




25th Annual Texas State Japanese Language Speech Contest


Saturday, March 8, 2014
Herring Hall, Rice University

Presented by

The Japan-America Society of Houston

Co-presented by

The Consulate-General of Japan at Houston


Supported by

The Japanese Association of Greater Houston
The Japan Business Association of Houston
The Japanese Teachers Association of Texas
The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin
The Japan-America Society of San Antonio

The Japan Foundation
Japanese Association of Dallas

JTB USA, Inc.
United Airlines,
Rice University

Gondo Company
Mrs. LaVerl Dailey
Ms. Yoko Authur



Volunteers


Kosuke Ishikawa
Kenichi Kawazoe
Kensuke Matsuda
Yoshiko Smith
Akiko Watanabe
Nobuaki Takatama
Yuko Khezri

JUDGES


Thank you all for contributing your time and efforts towards serving as a judge
for the 25 th Annual Texas State Japanese Language Speech Contest.

MATSUMOTO, Toshimatsu - Texas State Japanese Language Speech Contest Chair
WATABE, Takahiko - Deputy-Consul, Consulate-General of Japan in Houston
OCHIAI, Yuki - Vice-Consul, Consulate-General of Japan in Houston
MATSUMURA, Hiroo - President, Japanese Association of Greater Houston
NAKAMIZO, Takashi - JETRO Director, Japan Business Association of Houston
WATANABE, Daniel - Japan-America Society of Houston
AIDA, Yukie - Japanese Teachers Association of Texas (Austin)
BAXTER, Noriko - Japanese Teachers Association of Texas (San Antonio)
GAINES, Yoshiko - Japanese Teachers Association of Texas (Dallas)
TAKEUCHI, Yayoi - Japanese Teachers Association of Texas (Dallas)
KAMIMURA, Mari - Japanese Language Program, Japan-America Society of Houston
YOSHIDA, Yumi - Japanese Language Program, Japan-America Society of Houston

Announcement of Winners and Award Presentation


Poetry ( Beginner & Intermediate) : Dr. Daniel Watanabe, JASH
Speech with Text: Mr. Hiroo Matsumura, President JAGH
Aurora Speech : Dr.Toshimatsu Matsumoto, JAGH
College Speech: Dr. Daniel Watanabe, JASH
Adults : Mr. Takashi Nakamizo, JBA & JETRO Director
Skit : Mr. Nozomi Takaoka, Consul-General
of Japan in Houston



Coming Soon ! Photo by Japan-America Society of Houston

Congratulations The 25th Texas State Japanese Speech Contest Winners

DIV.
Name
School             Area

Speech Title

Speech w/Text      

1

Joowon Lee

Bekner H.S, Dallas

Stress
2
Anishka Bhatia Newman Smith H.S, Dallas Using Time Efficiency
3
Kaiden Park Cinco Ranch H.S, Houston Physical Complex

Aurora
   
1
Huidong Hwang

Creekview H.S, Dallas

Aiming for an Accurate Translation
2
Glynis McKinney Kline H.S, Houston Mother
3
Nghi Truong Johnson H.S, San Antonio Hard Work Pays Off

College
     
1
Solomon Ha Texas A&M, College Station My First Visit to Japan
2
Kim Andrew UTSA, San Antonio  
3

Coonrod Seth

UT Austin, Austin Let's Protect Ainu

Adults
     
1
Emi Yokoo University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio Good Leader
2
Miwako Yokoo University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio Courage for Love
3
Julia Holz Japan-America Society of Houston

Memories of Japan: My Days at Cafe Lime


Skit
     
1
Tiana Abron, Catherine Milan, Sandra Pacheco, Tryton Shelp

Richardson H.S, Dallas

Mt. Fuji
2

Aileen Martinez-Escobar, Laura Newland, Erika Vinette, Afton Widdershirns
Bellaire H.S, Houston Proverbs and Puns
3

Janica Abella, Robert Brown, Nicholas Mendoza, Christopher Olvera)
Bellaire H.S, Houston The Princess and the Suitors
       

Poetry
Beginner

     
1
Rozelle De Silos Churchill H.S, San Antonio ことばのとおりに 谷川俊太郎
2
Gabriel Saucedo Johnson H.S, San Antonio ことばのとおりに 谷川俊太郎
3
Sandra Nguyen Sandra Nguyen ことばのとおりに 谷川俊太郎
       
Poetry Intermediate      
1
Tyler Smith Bellaire H.S, Houston 花は咲く 岩井俊二
2
Mica Mangibin LASA H.S. Austin 花は咲く 岩井俊二
3
Wrik Chakrabarti Seven Lakes H.S, Houston 花は咲く 岩井俊二


Special Prize



Winner of JAGH Scholarship $1,000
Huidong Hwang , Creekview H.S, Dallas

Winner of a round-trip airplane ticket
to Japan

Soloman Ha , Texas A & M University, College Station
Winners to particpate in the Aurora
National Contest in Los Angeles
(Airfare provided by JASH)

Huidong Hwang (Creekview H.S, Dallas)
Glynis McKinney ( Kline HS, Houston)


All participants received Recognition of Merit.


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Updated 3.13.2014