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J-Quiz 2018 --- Japanese language competition

On Saturday, February 17th, we had the J-Quiz 2018 at Normandale Community College. This is a bi-state competition to test the ability of high school students in Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin who are studying the Japanese language. There were four levels: Level I (new this year), level II, level III and level IV in this competition. I was very surprised that none of our teams went to the final of their level. This is my first time while teaching at Southwest, that we did not have a team advance to the finals. Success in this competition is directly proportional to the amount of time students practice after school with our group to prepare. Therefore, I would like to start offering a study group to go to the final of this competition for next year. Please stay after school on Thursday, February 22nd to start organizing our preparation if you are interested in J-Quiz 2019. Students who win the final round in MN get to go to Washington DC to compete in the national round and see the cherry blossoms.


I am very proud of 14 students who gave up their Saturday and participated in this competition. This year:

Level IV-A — Jairo Sanchez Hernandez,

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Gitzie Simonson
Level III-A — Charlotte Zahn, Josephine Spanier, Maura (Alex) Nafziger-White 
Level II-A — Catherine (Gray) Jensen, Ella Pelican, Toby Mogendoff
Level 1-A —Isaac Faith Nahmad, Lily Flanders, Sophie Hrubesky-Mudrey
Level 1-B — Ava Cole, Eva Peters, Andrea Vargas Alvarado

Lily Drew won the J-Quiz T-shirts design contest. It was fun to see everybody was wearing her T-shirt’s design this year. Congratulations, Lily!

 

 

 

J-Quiz 2017 --- Japanese language competition

On Saturday, February 18th, 13 Japanese students participated in the J-Quiz at Normandale Community College. This is a bi-state competition to test the ability of high school students in Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin who are studying the Japanese language. It is modeled on a quiz show format and aims to make the study of Japanese challenging and enjoyable. There were three levels: level II, level III and level IV in this competition. The Southwest level VI-A students got second place in their category.
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Please congratulate Level iV-A students! The finalists who represented Southwest at Regions this year were:

Virginia Culhane, Megan Browne, Elizabeth Bieger


Please acknowledge these other participants who did a great job at Regions this year:

Level IV-B — Athen Schooler, Zakeria Husein
Level III-A —Maddison Blevins, Julia Reiswig, Jairo Sanchez Hernandez
Level II-A — Audrey Jenkins, Elena Graham, Annie Thao
Level II-B —Grace Smith, Darius Stone

We will start studying toward next year’s J-Quiz right away. Level 4 study is on Mondays, Level 3 study is on Thursdays and Level 2 study is during Japanese Culture Club time. Every study will start from 3:05 pm. Please come to study with us to win the J-Quiz next year!
document History - Edo (Level 4)   --  History - Edo (Level 4)
document Arts and Culture (Level 3)   --  Arts and Culture
document Geography and Economy (Level 2)   --  Geography and Economy
document Daily Life and Society (All Level)   --  Daily Life and Society
document Popular Culture (All Level)   --  Popular Culture
document Current Events (All Level)   --  Current Events
document JS-Japan Relations (All Level)   --  JS-Japan Relations
J-Quiz 2017