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Chinese Students Score at State Competition
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A group of 30 Upper School Chinese language students participated in the 16th Annual Chinese State Competition hosted by the Florida Chinese Teachers’ Association.

This year’s competition was the organization’s first-ever virtual competition. About 360 students from 20 schools across the state competed in listening and reading events and organizers distributed awards acknowledging superior, outstanding, excellent, good and honorable mention-level performances.

Bolles students gave a fantastic performance, according to teacher Chengmei Rothschild. She said 14 students earned the highest awards in one or two categories and no one received Honorable Mention. Bolles students who participated in the competition included: Abigail Bradley ’25, Finley Bredehoeft ’25, Amir Chahlavi ’25, Olivia Clontz ’25, Ellion Doyle ’24, Donovan Dow ’25, Emily Farr ’25, Katherine Farr ’23, Brendan Fischer ’25, Henry Friedline ’25, Daniel Ji ’24, Claire Hastings ’25, Cormac Kimberly ’23, Ty Lamm ’23, Justin Lee ’23, Brock Lytle ’24, Andrew McGraw ’23, Charlotte McNeil ’24, William Morales ’24, Maya Patel ’24, Kent Peyton ’25 , Anabella Platt ’24, John Platt ’25, Sophia Sanchez ’25, Aryan Shah ’24, Owen Shorland ’24, Spencer Stephens ’24, Garrett Watterson ’24, William Wright ’25 and Tarek Yamani ’25.

Additionally, seven Bolles students in Chinese II Honors submitted a group video project and won 1st Place in their respective levels. The seven students are: Abigail Bradley, Ave Cheng, Emily Farr, Brendan Fischer, Henry Friedline, Claire Hastings and Kent Peyton.

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