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2023 JPN Academic Challenge Winners !!

On March 4, 2023, 36 high school students from all across Georgia studying the Japanese language met for the 2023 Annual Japanese Academic Challenge, sponsored by Kennesaw State University, Symposium on Asia-US Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO),  Temple University Japan Campus, YKK Corporation of America, and the Japan Foundation, and co-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, Riverwood International Charter School, and Roswell High School, competed in the Academic Challenge.

The results are as follows:

2023 Academic Challenge Winners

Level I

1st:     Roswell High School

            Jannat Ahmed, Theodore Fashola, Dalton Peeks

2nd:    Milton High School

            Nathan Widjaja, Jordyn Gillespie, Draedyn Embry

3rd:     Riverwood International Charter School

            Kayden Childs-Curry, Nia Kessey, Garie Simpson-King


Level II

1st:     Milton High School

            Sydney Vidmar, Eli Dudziak, Preston Cassidy

2nd:     Riverwood International Charter School

             Mackenzie Grech, Sawyer Vova, Angel Villanueva

3rd:     Roswell High School A

             Jayne Donner-Wells, Kevin Fallon, Elsa Renner


Level III 

1st:      Roswell High School A

             Nicole Tuller, Madison Lu, Eden Wuttke

2nd:     Riverwood International Charter School

             Brooke McDonald, Molly McAvoy, Joshu Wilson

3rd:     Roswell High School B

             Kendyl Warmouth, Andrew Stephens


Level IV

1st:      Milton High School

             Carter Harris, Jade Godfrey, Kaitlin Ros

2nd:     Riverwood International Charter School

              Justice Edwards, Kennedy Stukes, Yolanda Floyd

Special Thank You to our Sponsors & Co-Organizers

The Japan-America Society of Georgia, Inc.

is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote

mutual understanding between the people of Japan

 and the state of Georgia 


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