Knights Sweep 2019 Japanese Challenge Bowl with 7 Wins

­St. John’s School students won majority of the awards in the annual Guam Nihongo (Japanese) Challenge Bowl (GNCB). Our Knights secured seven out of the nine awards. This island-wide competition hosted by the Guam Nihongo Teachers’ Association, or also known as GuNTA, was held on Saturday, April 6th at Father Duenas Memorial High School, Phoenix Center.

High school students taking Japanese class may participate in the competition. Each team is composed of 2 to 3 students and are assigned to levels (Level 1, 2 and 3), depending on the number of years students have been studying Japanese.

This year, the following St. John’s students have placed and participated in their respective levels:

Level 1
2nd place: Andy Gayle and Arvin Fermo
3rd place: Ye Liu, Martin Ma and Bill Xie

Level 2
1st place: Olivia Kang and Joo Hyun Park
2nd place: Clarence Dimalanta and Si Yeon Lee
3rd place: Albert Liu, Roland Wang and Kevin Kim

Level 3
1st place: Senwin Pareja, Marian De Castro and James Zong
2nd place: Olivia Wen, Aprile Kim and Jilian Lim

The aim of GNCB is to promote Japanese language and culture through friendly competition among fellow students, and to further motivate the participants in the study of Japanese.

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