6th Annual Five College Korean Speech Contest
By East Asian Languages & Cultures | Friday, April 5, 2019
By East Asian Languages & Cultures
Friday, April 5, 2019
The 6th Five College Korean Speech Contest was held at Mount Holyoke College this year on April 5th, 2019. Students from Five Colleges and Wesleyan University participated. The competition had three levels: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced level.
All the students did an excellent job as one judge commented that the beginning students sounded like intermediate level, intermediate students sounded like advanced level, and so forth. There was a total of 25 contestants, 11 at the beginning level, 9 at the intermediate level, and 5 at the advanced level. Six students from UMass participated as speech contestants.
Three UMass students were among the winners. Tingting Huang won the first place in the beginning level, Sydney Smith tied for the second place in the intermediate level, and Qili Yang received the second place in the advanced level.
We began the event with a violin performance of Korean traditional music ‘Arirang’. During the intermission, there were poetry reading, K-pop dancing, and singing performances. Liv Hovey from UMass sang a K-pop song and Michael Kim from UMass served as the master of ceremony.
Yonghyon Kim, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Boston opened the event with a congratulatory address to the students and faculty.