Later this spring on April 12, Alexa Carrington will head to Boston to compete in the “Chinese Bridge” Speech Competition at the University of Massachusetts Boston. This annual competition is a national, by invitation event for Chinese students at the high school level. Competitors in April’s event had to submit applications earlier in March that included both a transcript of a 3-4 minute speech, written on a topic of the applicant’s choice, as well as a recording of the student reading that speech. Alexa worked closely with her teacher, Whitney, for several weeks in February to find a suitable topic and to write and perfect her speech.
We learned just last week that Alexa was selected to participate in the event next month, and she is the first Waynflete student ever to do so. When she competes in April, she will have to recite her speech from memory and answer questions about the content of her speech from a panel of judges immediately after her presentation. Here is a recording of Alexa reading her speech:
Three winners will be chosen to go on and participate in the International Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for high school students in China. We want to congratulate Alexa on the honor of being asked to compete next month, and we wish her all the best as she represents Waynflete on April 12th. 加油，Alexa!