Results from the Second Austin Regional Japanese Language Speech Contest 2010
The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin hosted the 2nd Austin Regional Contest on February 13, 2010 in collaboration with the Annual Texas Japanese Speech Contest, the statewide competition for students and adults at all levels in Japanese language and culture.
A total of forty-two contestants presented poetry recitations and insightful, creative speeches. Listed below are the names of the top three winners in each of Divisions I through V.
Division I: Poetry Recitation -All Middle Students and High School students at novice level
1st Place: Argudo, Fernanda アルグド フェルナンダ LASA HS
2nd Place: Mills, Lianna ミルズ リアンナ Fulmore MS
3rd Place: Park, Mariah パーク マライア LASA HS
Division II: Poetry Recitation - High School students at intermediate level
1st Place: Buehler, Elizabeth ビューラー エリザベス LASA HS
2nd Place: Bendich, Nathan ベンディック ネーサン LASA HS
3rd Place: DeSantiago, Ana ディサンティアゴ アナ LASA HS
Division III: Free Speech - Middle and High School students at intermediate level
1st Place: Ortiz, Alfred オーティズ アルフレッド McCallum HS
2nd Place: Woldman, Anne ヲルドマン アン LASA HS
3rd Place: Shen, Megan シェン メーガン LASA HS
Division IV: Free Speech - High School students at intermediate level and/or above
1st Place: Brotherton, Ailie ブラザートン エイリー LASA HS
2nd Place: Guernsey, Hannah グエンジィー ハンナ Austin HS
3rd Place: Wagner, Ryan ワーグナー ライアン Austin HS
Division V: Free Speech - College students and Adults
1st Place: Pujara, Jaladhi プジャラ ジャラディ ACC (Ex UTAustin)
2nd Place: Liu, JaiHau (Jack) リュー ジャック Adult
3rd Place: Wang, Jennifer ワン ジェニファー UT Austin
The top three winners received the Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) Trophy.
The first-place winners in Divisions III, IV and V received the Seiko Prize with an electronic Japanese-English/English-
The first-place winners of Div I & II and the second-place winners of Divisions I-V received a Japanes-English/English-
JASGA would like to thank each of the contestants for their participation.
Fernandez, Meg Yuuki フェルナンデス メグ優貴 Canyon Vista MS and AJS
Wozniak, Audrey ヲズニアク オードリィ St. Stephen's Episcopal HS
Ms. Yoshiko Fujii, Baylor University
Ms. Asayo Hartwig, Austin Japanese School (Austin Hoshuko)
Ms. Junko Hatanaka, The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Yuriko Kiguchi, Kumon Westlake
Ms. Kaori Kitta, Austin Japanese School (Austin Hoshuko)
Mr. Toshio Nishida, AISD (McCallum HS, Kealing MS)
Dr. Theresa Oh, Austin Community College
Ms. Emi Schuster, AISD (Fulmore MS), Austin Community College
Dr. Michael Hydak, Director, Languages Other Than English (LOTE), TX Education Agency
Dr. Takeshi Udagawa, Sr Advisor, JASGA & Professor Emeritus at University of Texas at Austin
of the contestants.