Student’s Awards and Their Many Accomplishments

 

First I want to thank ALL of the many Chinese teachers who have worked so hard to prepare these students before they ever got to me!!! It is a team effort and they couldn’t have been ready without YOU first!!!

 

Ai Lisha  (Alisa)  

2004 – CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – National Finals, Beijing – First Place Winner

2004 – CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – Provincial Finals – First Place Winner

2004 – CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – Jiangxi Normal University – First Place Winner

2003 – CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – National Finals, Beijing - 21St Place

2003 – CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – Provincial Finals – First Place Winner

2003 – CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – Jiangxi Normal University – First Place Winner

 

Li Jiayu  (Jacqueline)

2002 - CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – National Finals, Beijing - Second Place Winner

2002 - CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – Provincial Finals – First Place Winner

2002 – CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – Jiangxi Normal University – First Place Winner

2001 - 21ST Century/Erricson Cup English Speech Competition – National Finals

2001 - 21St Century/Erricson Cup English Speech Competition – Southern China – Second Place Winner

 

Huang Li hua (Tricy)

2004 – Fifth National Debating Competition for College Students – Harbin - First Prize Winner and Best Debater

2004 – English Speech Competition for College Students – Provincial- Gongqing City, Jiangxi – Second Place

2003 - 21St Century Cup English Speech Competition – Southern China – Second Prize.

 

Huang Yun Yan  (Blanche)

2006 - CCTV Cup English Speaking Contest – Nationals, Beijing – Finalist

2006 - CCTV Cup English Speaking Contest – Provincial Finals – First Place Winner

2006 - CCTV Cup English Speaking Contest - Jiangxi Normal University Finals - First Place Winner

2006 - CCTV the 7th Annual Star of Outlook English Talent Competition – Nationals, Beijing – 8th Place
also Awarded “The Shining Star of Outlook”

2006 - CCTV the 7th Annual Star of Outlook English Talent Competition – Provincial Finals – First Place Winner
(Trained by Donald & Sandra Gill & Melody Rainwater)

2005 - Ninth FLTRP Cup Debating Competition – National, Beijing – Won 5 out of 8
(Trained by Donald & Sandra Gill for Debate)           

2005 – CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – National Finals, Beijing – Participant

2005 – CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – Provincial Finals – First Place Winner

2004 - CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – Provincial Finals – Third Place Provincial

2004 – Fifth CCTV Outlook English Speaking Contest – Provincial Finals – Second Place

 

Zeng Yu  (Christine)

2006 - CCTV the 7th Annual Star of Outlook English Talent Competition – Nationals, Beijing– Participant

2006 - CCTV the 7th Annual Star of Outlook English Talent Competition – Provincial Finals – Third Place

2006 - Jiangxi English Talent Speech Competition – Provincial Finals – Fourth Place/Second Prize

2005 – CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – Provincial Finals

2005 – CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – Provincial Preliminary – First Place

 

Yang Yun  (Cynthia)

2006 –Tenth FLTRP Cup National Debating Competition – National, Beijing
(Trained by Donald & Sandra Gill and Melody Rainwater for Debate)           

2005 - Ninth FLTRP Cup Debating Competition – National, Beijing – Won 5 out of 8
(Trained by Donald & Sandra Gill for Debate)

                       

Qin Ran  (Asia)

2006 - Jiangxi English Talent Speech Competition – Provincial Finals – Third Place/Second Prize

           

Li Jianlan (Jane Lee)

2005 – CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – JXNU – First Prize

2004 – CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – JXNU – Third Place

2003 -  21st Century/Ericsson Cup English Speaking Contest – Preliminary – Third Prize

2003 – Jiangxi Provincial Broadcasting English Speech Contest- Provincial – First Prize/Fifth Place

BBC English Speech Competitions (? Checking places).

 

Tsai Shenming (Fredric)

2005 – CCTV Cup English Speaking Competition Non-English Major – JXNU – First Plac           

2005 – CCTV Cup English Speaking Competition Non-English Major – Provincial – Participant

2004 – CCTV Cup English Speaking Competition Non-English Major – JXNU _ First Place

 

Lin Chen  (Chelsea)

2003 – BBC Radio Broadcasting Speech Competition – Nanchang Radio & TV Station – Second Prize

2003 – CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – Provincial – Fourth Place/Second Prize

2002 – CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – Jinjang – Fourth Place/First Prize

2002 – 21St Century College English Speech Competition for English Majors – Nanchang – First Prize

 

Liu (z) Zheng  (Louis )

200? – English Skills and Speaking Competition – Provincial – Second Place

2002 – 21st Century Cup English Speaking Competition – Provincial – Fourth Place/Second Prize

2002 – CCTV Cup English Speaking Competition – Provincial – Seventh Place/Second Prize

 

Rao Wu  (Duke) 

2004 – Jiangxi Provincial Post Graduate English Speaking Contest for Non-English Majors – Second Place

                     2004 – JXNU Post Graduate English Speaking Contest for Non-English Majors – Third Place

 

Wang Yuan  (Caroline) 

2004 – Jiangxi Provincial Post Graduate English Speaking Contest for Non-English Majors – Preliminary First Place

2004 – JXNU Post Graduate English Speaking Contest for Non-English Majors – Third Place

 

Zhang Xiang Sen (Forest)

2004 – Jiangxi Provincial Post Graduate English Speaking Contest for Non-English Majors – Third Prize

2004 – JXNU Post Graduate English Speaking Contest for Non-English Majors – First Place

 

Zeng Li  (Lily)

2004 – Jiangxi Provincial Post Graduate English Speaking Contest for Non-English Majors – Fifth Place/Third Prize

2004 – JXNU Post Graduate English Speaking Contest for Non-English Majors – Second Place

 

Thank you Xu Hong (Monica) for all of the work that you do with the Post Graduate Students and their English Speech Training!

 

While home in the States for the Spring Semester of 2006, my speech students and classes were left in the capable hands of their student leaders and my wonderful co-coaches Melody Rainwater and Tony Theofanis who also took them to victory. With their guidance my students continued to win. Going into the Semi-Finals of the 2006 CCTV the 7th Annual Star of Outlook English Talent Competition (Jiangxi provincial competition), out of hundreds of students, seventeen (17) of our students made it to the top fifty students. In the Provincial finals eight out of the twenty were from our speech class. In the end, five of the eight went on past the prepared speech and Q&A to rounds consisting of translation and debate. The results were one first place, one second place, and three third prize winners.

 

Previous students of mine.

 

This contestant used to be my student when I first came to Jiangxi Normal University. He graduated and went on to be an excellent and highly motivated teacher working at ZhongYiXueYuan. He writes some of the best speeches that I have heard, written by a student in China and using only his own words and ideas, never plagiarizing. He tried out many times for speech contests but never seemed to make it to the top three places. But he NEVER gave up! He has thought it strange that his passion for speech never seemed to pay off for him. That’s not true. As a teacher and coach of speech, his students have started to participate in contests and are doing well. He has even become a judge. I’m SO proud of him, both as a diligent caring teacher and as an English learner who has never given up trying to improve. He finally accomplished one his goals, to place in the top three of a provincial contest. Congratulations James (Chen Zhiyuan), I love you and am so proud of you!

 

Chen Zhiyuan (James)

2006 - CCTV the 7th Annual Star of Outlook English Talent Competition – Nationals, Beijing – Participant

2006 - CCTV the 7th Annual Star of Outlook English Talent Competition – Provincial Finals – Second Place Winner

 

Students I’ve helped to train from other schools.

 

Yang Yao

2005 - China-Australia Friendship English Speech - Shanghai – 2nd Prize Nanjing University.

 

Fu Jun (Logan Ryan)

2003 - CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – National Finals, Beijing Finalist 18th Place – Nanchang University

 

Chen Chao (Penny)

2003 - CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – National Finals, Beijing – Participant -  Nanchang University           

 

Zhu Lin (David)

2002 - CCTV Cup English Speech Competition – National Finals, Beijing – 4th Prize – Nanchang University

 

This is just one younger student that my students Li Jiayu and Ai Lisha have trained. She also received help from Logan and Penny. She went on to win these competitions.

 

Zhao Xiao li (Emily) 

2005 – 3rd National Spoken English Contest for Youth – National Finals – First Class Prize

2005 – 3rd National Spoken English Contest for Youth – Provincial Final – First Place

2004 - 5th Annual Star of Outlook English Talent Competition For Children – National Finals, Beijing – Ninth Place

2002 - 5th Annual Star of Outlook English Speech Competition for Children  - Provincial - First Place