TOP HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPETE FOR TRIPS TO JAPAN AT THE 17TH ANNUAL JASH JAPAN WIZARDS STATEWIDE


Winning teams of the 17th annual Japan Wizards Competition

Congratulations to the 111 students who represented 19 high schools from Oahu, Hawaii and Maui at the 17th Annual JASH Japan Wizards Statewide Academic Team Competition (JWC) on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Kapiolani Community College! Teams were comprised of three students each, with a total of 37 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. The theme for the 2020 competition was the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.

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.

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE OVERALL FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PLACE WINNERS BY LEVEL:

Level A 1st place, Tateuchi Memorial Award and ICU Special Award winner (For highest number of points in the overall competition): Konawaena High School

Level A 2nd place: St. Andrew’s School

Level A 3rd place: Hawaii Baptist Academy