2018 Midwest University Chinese Speech Contest
Four students enrolled in Chinese classes represented Loyola at the 2018 Midwest University Chinese Speech Contest at Lake Forest College on April 21, 2018. The contest drew 59 participants from 11 universities in five states in the Midwest. Our Level 3 (highest level) contestant, Cristina Conroy, won silver medal with a speech on the advantages of learning Chinese. Our Level 2 contests, Michael Shay and Shuen Shuen Tan, both won bronze, and so did our Level 1 contestant, Julia Cournoyer. After the closing ceremony, the contestants, teachers, judges, and event sponsors enjoyed a sumptuous Chinese hot pot dinner together. All the students were excited to have had the opportunity to show off their language skills and get to meet Chinese learners from other universities.
Contestants form 11 universities in the Midwest
Loyola contestants and Chinese faculty
Chinese hot pot dinner following the closing ceremony