Los Altos Second Grader Wins Confucius Institute's Chinese Star Contest
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
LOS ALTOS TOWN CRIER -- Bullis Charter School students performed well at the second Chinese Star Contest, a competition designed to promote interest in the Chinese language, cultivate an appreciation of Chinese culture, help students develop global awareness and enhance U.S.-China relations. Bullis Charter School second grader Alexa Zhang won first place in the first- and second-grade drawing/painting contest, and second grader Linnea Forslin earned an honorable mention in the Chinese poetry recital contest. The contest, organized by the Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University and the Santa Clara Office of Education, targets K – 12 students from all language backgrounds, including native English-speaking students. Approximately 300 county students participated in five categories: calligraphy, painting/drawing, Chinese poetry recital, speech and team video.