Students from the Korean 102 and 202 at Boise State competed in both presentational and interpersonal speaking skills at the Sixth Korean Speech Contest, organized by Yookyung Lee, an instructor of Korean in the Department of World Languages, on April 26, 2023 in the Bergquist Lounge in the Student Union.
Haewon Cho, director of the Korean Language Program at the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations in University of Pennsylvania, Jae Hyeon Ryu, president of the Idaho Korean Association and an associate professor from the University of Idaho evaluated contestants and chose the six winners and four honorable mentions.
The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle sponsors award certificates and generous prizes for the winners and all the participants. The first place winners received the Award of the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle from Seo, Eunji. This time particularly, Kyungho Park, a Korean consul, attended and made an opening remark to celebrate the event.
Award of the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle: Jackie Juarez (Beginner level), Mary Zhou (Intermediate)
Second place: Emersen Harris (Beginner), Juleen Phan-Nguyen (Intermediate)
Third place: Amber McNaughton (Beginner), Rose Hikmat (Intermediate)
Honorable Mention: Sarah Benson, Ashlee Riedinger, Jayden Burns (Beginner), Alyssa Culver (Intermediate)