April 24, 2017
USC students honored with Chinese writing awards
Two Upper St. Clair High School students recently earned Excellent Writing Awards from the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Western Pennsylvania. Junior Savannah Shaw and senior Victoria Norman were recognized for their intermediate-advanced level writing.
The event, the first ever hosted by CLTA-WPA, was open to students in grades 6-12 who are studying the Chinese language. The competition was organized into three categories: Category I for grades 6-8; Category II for beginner-level high school students; and Category III for intermediate to advanced high school students.
Savannah and Victoria receive Chinese instruction from Zhechao Lei, Upper St. Clair High School Chinese teacher.
Students were able to write about any topic as long as it is related to their Chinese study. Six to 10 essays from each category were selected to receive a CLTA-WPA 2017 Excellent Writing Award.
Winners were recognized at the CLTA-WPA Excellent Writing Award celebration event on April 1, 2017, at Sewickley Academy.
The mission of the CLTA-WPA is to advance the teaching of the Chinese language and culture in the western Pennsylvania area and to support Chinese language teachers through opportunities for professional development and for exchange of experiences and ideas.