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Lewis & Clark Students Took Top Honors at the annual Toyama Cup Japanese Speech Contest 2015

April 29, 2015

  • Consul General Hiroshi Furusawa, Level I First prize winner Audrey Martin (Lewis & Clark), Level I Second Prize Winner Shion Reilly (Lewis & Clark) and Level I Third Prize Winner Elizabeth Baer (University of Oregon)
  • Consul General Hiroshi Furusawa, Level II 1st prize winner Lauren Inaba (Linfield College), 2nd prize winner Evelyn Sagastume (University of Oregon) and 3rd prize winner Jodi Rush (Lewis & Clark College)
  • Ms. Yoko Miwa (ATJO), Satomi Hayashi, Tomomi Matsura, Sara Wilky, Audrey Martin, Shion Reilly, Jodi Rush and Atsuko Kurogi

Lewis & Clark students took top honors at the annual Toyama Cup Japanese Speech Contest 2015.  This event, which brings together university students from all over Oregon, southwest Washington and Idaho, is extremely competitive.  Students from University of Oregon, Pacific University, Linfield College and Lewis & Clark College were participating in this contest this year.


In Level One (less than 2 years of formal study), we had the top two winners:

Audrey Martin (freshman) took first place and Shion Reilly (freshman) took second in level one (lower level: less than two years of formal study). 

Jodi Rush (freshman) took the 3rd place in level two (upper level: more than two years of formal study).

Special thanks must go to our Japanese instructors Dr. Atsuko Kurogi and Satomi Hayashi, and our Japanese Language Assistant, Tomomi Matsumura, who worked tirelessly with these students the past few weeks, refining and practicing their speeches.  These awards are a product of countless hours of effort, and attest to the great work our students are doing in and out of the classroom.

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