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2014 Chinese contest

Many awards for UCC at Chinese arts and literary contest

Upper Canada College Chinese students picked up several prizes at the 14th Chinese Arts & Literary Contest for Youth last month.

The goal of the annual contest, which is open to all Ontario students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, is to promote Chinese language and culture and enhance social harmony. The number of contestants has increased steadily from 1,300 in 2000 to some 5,000 this year. More than 70 adjudicators and 300 youth and adult volunteers help out each year.

The hard work put in by UCC students and teacher Jane Li in a variety of disciplines was quite evident by the success they enjoyed at the contest. The UCC award winners were:

Outstanding Participant Awards for Grades 11 & 12
Alexander Jewkes and Kinton Cheung (tied for the highest overall marks for Grade 11 and 12 students)

Outstanding Participant Award for Grades 9 & 10
Jeffrey Chen (highest overall mark for Grades 9 and 10)

Impromptu Speaking
Mandarin: Gavin Jin, 2nd place; Winston Kwok, 3rd place
Cantonese: Alexander Jewkes, 1st place; Kinton Cheung, 2nd place
English: Kinton Cheung, 1st place

Calligraphy
Jeffrey Chen, 1st place

Two-People Recital
Mandarin: Nathan Jin and Charlie Yang, 1st place
Cantonese: Winston Kwok and Alexander Jewkes, 2nd place

Painting
Sean Chen, 3rd place

English-Chinese Translation
Jeffrey Chen, 1st place

Chinese General Knowledge Quiz
Mandarin: Gavin Jin, 2nd place team (with Branksome Hall); Jeffrey Chen, 3rd place team (with Branksome Hall)
Cantonese: Alexander Jewkes, Kinton Cheung and Victor Pang, 2nd place team

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