Inaugural 2019 New England regional Korean Speech Contest
We are very happy to share that the first New England regional Korean Speech Contest for area college students was held Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Wellesley College. The event included 22 student contestants who hailed from Boston College, Boston University, Brown University, Harvard University, MIT, and Wellesley College. There were close to 150 attendees who came to support those participating in the contest. It provided a fabulous opportunity for students to observe, listen, and practice their Korean language skills with other local college students from New England. In addition, there was also a Taekwondo demonstration, a fun K-Pop performance and lots of Korean food. Among the Korean language prize awardees, were three Harvard student winners. We are proud to announce the Harvard winners: Angela Hajin You, ’21, Economics, who took 1st place for a Heritage speaker, Emma Toh, ‘20, EAS/Statistics who took 2nd place for a Non-Heritage speaker and Anne Lheem, ‘21, Anthropology who also took 2nd place for a Heritage speaker. Congratulations to these dedicated Korean language students! We would like to express our deep appreciation to Dr. Hi-Sun Kim, Senior Preceptor in Korean and the Director of the Harvard Korean Language Program, Ms. Heeyeong Jung, a preceptor in Korean at Harvard, who served as the one of judges and Mr. Joungmok Lee, preceptor in Korean at Harvard for their passion, dedication and excellence in teaching. The Korean Consulate hopes to continue to cooperate with regional Korean teachers from the various New England universities to promote Korean language education for college students. This event was supported by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Asiana Airlines, and Wellesley College. We look forward to next year’s New England Korean Speech Contest!