SAN JOSE, CA – The hard work of hundreds of students, from kindergarten through high school, will soon be rewarded as local education and community leaders gather at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, to honor the winners of the Third Annual San Jose – Silicon Valley Chinese Star Contest. Co-sponsored by the SCCOE and the Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University, the contest encourages the exploration of Chinese language, art, poetry and culture by K-12 students.
Students from 39 locations around the Bay Area submitted more than 500 entries in the six contest categories: Calligraphy (pen and brush), Painting/Drawing, Chinese Poetry Recital, Speech, and Team Video. In October, the SCCOE was transformed into a cultural exposition as students came to present their entries and have them judged.
Representatives from the Confucius Institute, Chinese Consulate General of San Francisco, California Department of Education, and local school districts will attend the award ceremony. Assembly member Kansen Chu is scheduled to attend and present winners with official certificates of recognition.
"This contest has received strong support from our local districts, and we are grateful for this exciting opportunity for our students to demonstrate their language and cultural competencies through applying 21st century skills," said Dr. Yee Wan, Director of Multilingual Education Services.
For more information about the contest and winners, visit the Chinese Star contest website.
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