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Johnson Jags headed to statewide japanese spelling contest

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The 25th Annual Regional Japanese Speech Contest took place last Saturday at San Antonio College. Four Johnson High School students brought showed off their skills at the contest.

Gabriel Saucedo (9th grader) won 1st place and Christopher Couch (12th grader) won 3rd place in Division 1 (poetry recitation). Alex Savage (11th grader) won the 2nd place in Division 2 (poetry recitation). Lastly, Nghi Truong (12th grader) won the 1st place in Division 3 (Free speech).

They devoted lots of extra time to practice in order to memorize their poems. Other participants wrote and memorized their original speech. They spent time before and after school and during lunch preparing for the contest. All the hard work paid off!

Gabriel Saucedo (9th grader), Alex Savage (11th grader), and Nghi Truong (12th grader) will move on to the statewide contest which will be held on Saturday, March the 8th at Rice University in Houston. The students are hoping to move on to national competition!

Posted on February 17, 2014