2020 JPN Academic Challenge Winners !!

On March 20, 2021, 35 high school students from all across Georgia studying the Japanese language met virtually for the 2021 Annual Japanese Academic Challenge, sponsored by Temple University Japan Campus and the Japan Foundation, and organized by The Japan-America Society of Georgia.

The Japan Academic Challenge is an annual quiz bowl-style competition that tests students’ knowledge of Japanese culture, grammar, and language.  The Challenge has 4 different levels: Level I being reserved for students who are currently in their first year of Japanese studies, Level II for second year students, Level III for third year students, and Level IV for fourth year students. This year, a total of 14 teams from 4 Georgia high schools, Milton High School, Georgia Virtual School, Riverwood International Charter School, and Roswell High School, competed in the Academic Challenge.

The results are as follows:

Milton High School received first place for the Level 1 competition. The second-place award went to Georgia Virtual School B. Georgia Virtual School A came in third place.

Riverwood International Charter School finished in first place for the Level II competition. Second place went to Milton High School.Third place was awarded to Georgia Virtual School.

Milton High School A received first in the Level III competition.  Second place went to Georgia Virtual School.  Third place was awarded to Riverwood Int'l Charter School.

In the top level of competition, Level IV, first place was awarded to Roswell High School. Second place went to Milton High School.

The Japan-America Society of Georgia would like to express gratitude for the gracious support from event sponsors, Temple University Japan Campus and The Japan Foundation. Special thanks also goes to The Japan-America Society of Washington D.C., The Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta and Georgia Association of Teachers of Japanese. 

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2021 Academic Challenge 

Level I
1st:       Milton High School
 -Pablo Alvarez-Barboza, Francois Van

2nd:    Georgia Virtual School B

-Sinani Kperogi, Rawsib Blackmon

3rd:     Georgia Virtual School A
-Neveah Adams, Eileen Delgado

Level II 
1st     Riverwood International Charter School
-Luke Morneweck, Rebecca Mier

2nd:     Milton High School
-London White, Maeva Moorman, Mason Thompson

3rd:    Georgia Virtual School
-Evangeline Hare, Willow Pena

Level III    
1st:    Milton High School A
 - Victor Fontanez, Tricia Bui, Erin Mattson

2nd:    Georgia Virtual School

  -Adelaide Hayes, Jerame York

3rd:     Riverwood International Charter School

- Kimberly Connor, Jonah Hirsch, Duncan Link

Level IV
1st:    Roswell High School
 -Sadie Arnett, Adriana Choun

2nd: Milton High School

-Evan Smallwood, Mark Fan, Dennis Smallwood




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