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Japanese language students clean up at state contest

North East ISD cleaned up at the recent 2023 Texas State Japanese Language Speech Competition. 

A group of exceptional students from Johnson and Churchill high schools traveled to Rice University to compete against the top Japanese language students in Texas. NEISD represented the San Antonio region against the top two winners of the Austin, Dallas and Houston regions.

They showcased their Japanese language proficiency by reciting and presenting original haiku and speeches. The following students placed in the top three in this statewide contest. 

2023 Johnson and Churchill Japanese language students hold their awards


1st place: Aidan Sisneros (Johnson, 12thgrade) 

3rd place: Narah Monreal (Churchill, 11th grade) 


2nd Place: Selina Ye (Johnson, 10th grade)


2nd place: Sarah  Adeyemi (Johnson, 9th grade) 

3rd place: Jacob Duke (Johnson, 9th grade) 

First-place winner Aidan Sisneros has big plans to attend college in Tokyo, Japan. You can read more about his decision by clicking here.

Congratulations to all of our students and their dedicated teachers, Dr. Yuka Kato (Johnson) and Blake Ash (Churchill).

Posted by Lila Stanley
Posted on 3-22-23