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CCES Dominates the 2021 Foreign Language Declamation at Clemson!

by Jamie Bryant, Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications
 
Each year the Department of Languages at Clemson University sponsors a Declamation Contest.  Language students from secondary schools across the state compete for awards by reciting and interpreting poetry.  48 CCES world language students participated yet again this year with 29 receiving medals, an outstanding showing for our students!
 
This year’s contest was virtual, and students produced videos of their poetry recitations.  The judges completed the scoring on Saturday and the results were posted on the website on November 7th.

CHINESE:
CHINESE-1A
1 Chandler Sherman
2 Isadora Apple
3 Jamison Nessmith
 
CHINESE-2A
1 Arianna Gill
2 Louise Martin
 
CHINESE-2B
1 Mimi Li
 
CHINESE-3A
1 James Lusk
 
CHINESE-3B
1 Max Tong
2 Vivian Lin
 
CCES students swept first, second, and third in nearly every level in the Chinese category!
 
FRENCH  CATEGORY:
FRENCH-1A1 
1 Helene Wanka
2 Caroline Bruner
3 John Orozco
 
FRENCH-1B 
1 Sebastien Salamin
 
FRENCH-2A 
3 Hutch Lyman
 
FRENCH-4A 
1 Layken Lyon
 
GERMAN CATEGORY:
GERMAN-NATIVE
1 Lilly Rosenthal
 
Eighth grader Lilly Rosenthal won for German on the highest level— German native!  Typically middle school students are not courageous enough to take part at that level, but when Middle School German Teacher Anika Thiel showed the poem to her students, Lilly was eager to perform!  “The poem was anything but simple,” said Anika.  “Her performance was so admirable that I had to hold back tears!”

LATIN CATEGORY:
LATIN-1A
2 Simryn Joshi
 
LATIN-2A
1 Isabella Kanos
2 Addy Lyon
3 Sophia Tzouvelekas
 
LATIN-3A
2 Luke Brownlee
 
LATIN-4B
1 Hampton Orr
2 Mac Mertens
3 Jamie Walker
 
SPANISH CATEGORY:
SPANISH-2B
1 Annabelle Levy
 
SPANISH-3A2
3 Ben Williamson
 
SPANISH-4A1
3 Tom Lowrance
 
SPANISH-4A2
2 Maggie Rogers
 
SPANISH-4A3
3 Anastasia Kreuger
 
Since the declamation 2021 was hosted online, medals were not able to be presented in person, but awards certificates will be mailed to each winner. 
 
Congratulations to all of these high-achieving language students for a job well done!
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    • not pictured: Jay Lusk, Hutch Lyman

    • Not pictured: Isadora Apple

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