Abby Aleshire takes first place in Chinese speaking contest

Abby Aleshire ’20 competed in the “Maine Chinese Speaking Contest” in Bangor on May 17. This annual competition includes a 3-4 minute speech written on a topic of the applicant’s choice—and recited from memory. Abby’s recital of an ancient Chinese poem so moved the contest judges that they asked her to recite it a second time. She won first place in the “advanced Chinese level” category. Congratulations Abby!

Pictured above: Abby with Chinese teacher Huiru (Whitney) Zou