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EAC Students Participate in Statewide Japanese Speech Contest

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EAC Students Participate in Statewide Japanese Speech Contest

By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, Ariz—Three students enrolled in EAC’s Japanese 101 and 102 classes participated in the Eighteenth Annual Arizona Japanese Speech Contest at Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 21.

Sarah Pace, Chad Lutz, and Jace Thatcher competed with students from throughout the state, giving original speeches to an audience of fellow speakers, judges, and interested observers. All three students have been enrolled in Japanese courses at EAC for the past year. Each received a certificate of participation for the event. The Japanese course instructor, Julie Tammer, helped coordinate the event and judge contestants.

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. The 101 and 102 classes fulfill the language requirement for transfer to a university.

The Japanese Speech Contest was sponsored 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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