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EAC Students to Participate in Statewide Japanese Speech Contest

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EAC Students to Participate in Statewide Japanese Speech Contest

By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, Ariz—Three students enrolled in Eastern Arizona College’s Japanese 101 and 102 classes will participate in the Eighteenth Annual Arizona Japanese Speech Contest to be held at Chandler-Gilbert Community College on Saturday, April 21.

Sarah Pace, Chad Lutz, and Jace Thatcher will join other contestants from throughout the state in delivering original speeches to an audience of fellow speakers, a panel of judges, and interested observers. All three students have been enrolled in Japanese courses at EAC for the past year. The Japanese course instructor, Julie Tammer, is an assistant coordinator at the event.

EAC has offered courses in Japanese for the past eight years. Students may enroll in Conversational Japanese I and II and Japanese 101 and 102.

First prize in the contest is a round trip ticket to Japan and a Japanese railway pass.

The Japanese Speech Contest is sponsored this year by All Nippon Airways, Arizona State University, the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, the Japan Business Association of Arizona, the Japan Foundation, Mesa Community College, Northern Arizona University, Scottsdale Community College, University of Advancing Technology, and the University of Arizona.

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