Students Scored High In World Languages

Written by on March 22, 2017

Press Release – Junior high and high school students from throughout the state showcased their language talents during the annual World Languages Day March 3-4 at the University of Wyoming.

The annual event provides Wyoming’s world languages students a chance to demonstrate their linguistic talents in judged competitions; convene with other language enthusiasts; and exposes them to 12 diverse language workshops hosted by UW faculty and graduate students. More than 250 Wyoming students participated. UW’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages sponsored the event, and UW faculty members conducted the rotating language workshops, which represent Arabic, Arapaho, Chinese, Creole, French, German, Haitian, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, Russian and Spanish. Modern and classical languages Lecturer Yan Zhang, and Mollie Hand, the department’s academic adviser, were co-directors of World Languages Day. “World Languages Day gives visiting students a chance to compete within their language level, learn about UW, discover other languages and cultures, and hopefully make lifelong friendships with others throughout the state,” Hand says.

Campbell County High School Participants:

Meagan Barnes, Chinese Level 4 Individual, first place; Raquel Aquino and Thamyres dos Santos, ESL Group, first place; Alisa Roll, German Level 2 Individual, first place; Bridget McMurray, German Level 2 Individual, second place; Sierra Even, Maureen Ransone and Courtney Sprinkle, German Level 3 Group, first place; Kaitlyn Allen, Chase Cates, Liz Keeney and Alexus Pierce, German Level 4 Group, first place; Ashlyn Shook, Spanish Level 2 Individual, second place; Makayla Orr, Spanish Level 2 Individual, third place; Luz Cardona, Blanca Gonzalez, Elvia Gonzalez, Elizabeth Pelayo, Andrea Medina and Jennifer Sotelo, Spanish Level 4 Group, third place; Jennifer Sotelo, People’s Choice 3-D Artwork, first place.

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