2018 JWC

TOP HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPETE FOR TRIPS TO JAPAN AT THE

15TH ANNUAL JASH JAPAN WIZARDS STATEWIDE ACADEMIC TEAM COMPETITION

Winning teams of the 15th annual Japan Wizards Competition

Congratulations to the 135 students who represented 27 high schools from Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai at the 15th Annual JASH Japan Wizards Statewide Academic Team Competition (JWC) on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Kapiolani Community College! Teams were comprised of three students each, with a total of 45 teams competing. The student-teams were tested on their knowledge of various Japan-related topics such as art, culture and tradition, food, geography, history, Japan-Hawaii ties, literature, politics and government, sports, contemporary Japan, and of course language.

Students were divided into two levels: Level A or Level B, depending on their current Japanese language level. Level A students are enrolled in Japanese I or II and Level B students are enrolled in Japanese III or IV.

Level A 1st place and Tateuchi Memorial Award winner: Hawaii Baptist Academy

Level A 2nd place: Iolani School Level A 3rd place: King Kekaulike High School

Level B 1st place: St. Andrew’s School Level B 2nd place: Mililani High School Level B 3rd place: King Kekaulike High School

JASH awarded Japan trips to the top scoring public and private school teams in each level. We are pleased to announce the JWC Japan trip winners: