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Shaker Heights Students Excel in Chinese Essay Contest

April 25, 2023 -- Twenty-five Shaker Heights students participated in this years’ Chinese Essay Contest sponsored by the Ohio Association of Teachers of Chinese. Students were tasked with writing an essay in Chinese characters based on one of six topics.  

Three students earned the Gold Award, eight earned the Silver Award and 13 students received Honorable Mention. Congratulations to all! 


Gold Award

Anders Beckman (8th grade)

Neko Tien (9th grade)

Addie Weingart (10th grade)

Silver Award:  

Liat Browner (12th grade)

Audrey Cullen (12th grade)

Henry Katz (8th grade)

Anna Miller (12th grade)

Sian Troupe (11th grade)

Frankie Katz (10th grade)

London Fryer (10th grade)

Violet Yeh (6th grade)

Honorable Mention: 

Jacquelin Anzo (9th grade)

Francisco Aucejo (8th grade)

Liam Bribriesco (8th grade)

Theo Chaney (10th grade)

Skye Clunie (10th grade)

Aniyah Fisher (12th grade)

Paolo Antonio Ligon (8th grade)

Hannah McKenney (10th grade)

Edwin Peavy (11th grade)

Jillian Runnels (8th grade)

William Stewart (10th grade)

Muhammad Nickoson (9th grade)

Caroline Collier (8th grade)

Shaker Heights Mandarin Chinese teachers are Dr. Feng Laughlin and Raina Li.