CHS Japanese students sweep Olympiad:
CHS swept all three
levels at the Japanese Olympiad of Indiana at DePauw University in
Greencastle on Saturday. Pictured are, front row, Anna Pesut, Clay Thomas,
Dan Banghart, Matt Blackard and Kiriko Tanaka. Back row, Marie Queen, Rebecca
Oddi, Julia Puent, Storm Anderson, Marie Kosakowski, Andy Bailey, Zack
Wagner, Jack Conrick, Dylan Harmison and Chuck Cook. (Photo provided)
CHS swept all three levels at the Japanese Olympiad of Indiana at DePauw
University in Greencastle on Saturday.
The Japanese Olympiad of Indiana is an academic competition for second, third
and fourth-year students with categories including speaking, culture, kanji
(Chinese characters), proverbs, listening, history and onomatopoeic
The CHS fourth-level team of Andy Bailey, Rebecca Oddi and Marie Queen
defeated Bloomington South and Western in the final round. The team finished
second last year. Zack Wagner was the teamís alternate.
Winning the third-level competition was a team made up of Clay Thomas, Dylan
Harmison and Anna Pesut. The team defeated Bloomington South and Valparaiso.
The other CHS third-year team of Jack Conrick, Dan Banghart and Chuck Cook
barely missed the final round.
In the second-level final, Marie Kosakowski, Julia Puent and Storm Anderson
defeated Bloomington North and Bloomington South. Matt Blackard was the
Fifty-four teams from sixteen high schools competed in this yearís
competition. During the competition, team members had an opportunity to
participate in Japanese modern and traditional cultural activities, which
included making onigiri (rice balls), origami, movies, video games, hanafuda
card game, and other activities. Exchange student and assistant coach, Kiriko
Tanaka, also accompanied the teams.