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Ying Hua International School student take first place in Chinese speech contest

June 24, 2018

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One of the things I love about having kids in Mandarin immersion is that for us non-Chinese parents, our lives are deeply enriched by being welcomed into a world that we otherwise never would have been a part of, broadening our gaze in wonderful ways. My daughters did poetry recitation contests all through school, certainly not something I’d ever encountered growing up and yet an important part of Chinese culture. This story about YingHua students Melanie Tan and Malana Young gives a taste of that. Congrats to them!

KINGSTON NJ – YingHua International School (YHIS) elementary students Melanie Tan and Malana Young, both received 1st place for two different events at the 45th annual Association of Chinese Schools (ACS) conference.  The competition drew students of Chinese heritage from all over the northeast of America, from New England area to as far as Maryland and North Carolina.

Ms. Young proudly brought home the 1st place prize for middle age student individual speech contest.  Ms. Young, 14 years old from Skillman, New Jersey was born into an English-speaking family with a diverse background.  Ms. Young started learning Chinese when she was four and joined YHIS, a Chinese-Immersion school, in second grade.  YingHua’s education has helped her learn to speak the language like a native.  To ensure her speech, “The secret of the statue”, was fluent with words pronounced clearly and smoothly, she practiced for weeks working closely with teachers at YingHua.

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