Japanese Language Learners in Ohio!
1st Place - Hyerin Noh (Orange County Japanese School)
2nd Place - Brent Luttmer (Benjamin Logan High School)
Consul General's Award - Zach Shafer (Marysville High School)
1st Place - Yang Han (Case Western Reserve University)
2nd Place - Tianchu Gao (Ohio State University)
Consul General's Award - Rohit Kumar (University of Toledo)
1st Place - Xiyue Zhang (Ohio State University)
2nd Place - Zane Casimir (Ohio State University)
We hope to see you back again next year for the 20th JASCO Japanese Speech Contest!
Look for information about the contest to be posted Fall 2018l.
Eugene Choi (Dublin Scioto HS)
Zack Dumbauld (Marysville HS)
Jordan Ellington (Marysville Early College HS)
Aidan Johantges (Marysville Early College HS)
Hannah Lee (Dublin Coffman HS)
Brent Luttmer (Benjamin Logan HS)
Hyerin Noh(Orange County Japanese School)
Zach Shafer (Marysville HS)
Hussain Aimahmud (U of Toledo)
Rachel Baumler (Case Western Reserve U)
Tianchu Gao (OSU)
Yang Han (Case Western Reserve U)
Christopher Hauer (OSU)
Rohit Kumar (U of Toledo)
Trever Smith (Bowling Green State U)
Van Vandergriff (OSU)
Zane Casimir (OSU)
Anna Engle (U of Findlay)
Tito Leong(Dublin Jerome HS)
Xiyue Zhang (OSU)
Application Deadline: December 31, 2017
To apply, please submit the following 3 items by email to JASCO at email@example.com:
5 Easy Steps to Participate
To determine if you are eligible to participate in the speech contest, use the following table:
Statement of Purpose
Since 1999, JASCO has been hosting the Annual Japanese Speech Contests, offering an opportunity for Japanese-language learners to showcase their achievements.
The objective of this event is to foster Japanese language education throughout the state of Ohio by supporting the continued effort of local public schools and colleges to improve the quality of the Japanese-language learning environment.
The winners of the contest will receive scholarships and various other prizes that will encourage them to continue studying Japanese language.
This competition not only provides highly motivated students
across the state with the chance to improve their Japanese language skills, but also inspires and
encourages others to broaden their understanding of Japan, its culture, and the strong ties between
Japan and United States.
Snapshots from past speech contests
VENUE: Dublin Community Recreation Center