Chinese Scholars

Nine Upper School students competed in the Ohio K-12 Chinese Speech & Essay Contest, hosted by the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University. The competition gives students the chance to show off their mastery of the Chinese language by entering an essay and a presentation, giving a speech in-person, and responding to a Q&A session with the judges.

This was University School's first time participating in this competition. Our students put in a lot of hard work, and they did a fantastic job! In fact, every US student who participated in the competition received an award. Herbert Crowther excelled, placing second. Third-place finishers were Ryan Devine, Daniel Ryan, Rafiq Sitabkhan, Riaz Sitabkhan, and Gavin Tallal. Honorable Mentions went to Jack Miranda, Wyatt Sweeney, and Troy Young.

Congratulations to all the participants and their teacher Su-Jane Chen!

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20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES Junior K-8
Phone: 216-321-8260

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2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, OH 44022
Phone: 216-831-2200
University School serves 870 boys in Junior Kindergarten to grade 12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence.