Mountain Ridge High School hosted this year’s Chinese Language Fair and it was a fun-filled night of music, storytelling, art, and live performances. Superintendent Anthony Godfrey, joined the celebration and participated in Chinese chess, paper cutting, and Chinese calligraphy.
Both parents and students in Jordan School District loved the event and exciting activities. Ruthann Hook said, “It was so amazing! Words can’t describe how cool this experience was to see all the cool activities my kids have learned and studied for years!” Sarah Wrigley add, “I thought the Chinese Fair was a lot of fun. My kids enjoyed it. I especially loved the performances from the students.”
Students of all ages from a variety of schools in Jordan School District competed in language competitions, including conversation skills, storytelling, an art display, speech, and live performances. Both parents and students also participated in Chinese chess, chopstick competitions, Chinese calligraphy, a Hanfu Display, and many others. Live Performances and awards finished off the night, including amazing songs on the guzheng, kung fu skills, many songs and dances, and even a colorful Chinese Face Changing Opera Display.
The following are first places winners in the different competitions:
- Conversation Skills: Jolene Gordet, 3rd grade, Foothills Elementary
- Story Telling: Heidi Gounaris, (Elementary)
Sophia Rosevear, 8th grade, South Jordan Middle School
- Art Display: Sky Symond, 9th grade, South Hills Middle School
- Live Performance: Amy Gao and Ashton Lee
- Speech: Emily Dow, 11th grade, Mountain Ridge High School
- Best Organization: Southland Elementary 1st grade (Mrs. Li Xu) and 3rd grade (Mrs. Lay Kou)
- Distinguished Teacher Award: Lay Kou, 3rd grade Chinese teacher
The Chinese Language Fair, and other events like it, help students in our district, and those in our community as a whole, have a broader knowledge of the world around them. Through the event, Chinese students were proud to share a portion of Chinese culture with everyone who attended.
A special thanks to Emily Dow and Trevor Romrell for this story.