YCIS Students Receive 50+ Awards in Chinese Writing Competition

YCIS is renowned for its well-established and robust Chinese Language curriculum and its commitment to enabling students to express themselves in both English and Chinese at a native level. It is always exciting for students at the school to have the opportunity to demonstrate their high levels of linguistic abilities in both examinations and competitions.

During the final week of October, YCIS Shanghai students and teachers participated in the 2019 'Shanghai International School Chinese Essay Competition' – on the theme of “The City I Live in: Shanghai” – along with other international schools and schools with international divisions, aligning with celebrations for the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

After a period of deliberation by the judges, awards were announced and, last week, YCIS Shanghai student and teacher representatives were invited to attend the official competition awards ceremony in Shanghai where the awards were given out. 

Awards for Primary

Name

Year Level

Campus

Prize

Derek

5

Puxi

1st

Hugo

6

Puxi

1st

Enid

4

Puxi

2nd

Eric

6

Pudong

2nd

Ka Wai

6

Puxi

2nd

Kay Lee

6

Puxi

2nd

Lucia

6

Pudong

2nd

Melissa

4

Puxi

2nd

Rebecca

6

Pudong

2nd

Thatcher

6

Puxi

2nd

Tianyuan

3

Pudong

2nd

Tim Tim

6

Pudong

2nd

Vivian

6

Pudong

2nd

Abbie

6

Pudong

3rd

Ana

5

Pudong

3rd

Elise

3

Pudong

3rd

Eric

3

Pudong

3rd

Ethan

3

Pudong

3rd

Lisa

4

Puxi

3rd

Lucas

3

Pudong

3rd

Micheline

3

Pudong

3rd

Rain

4

Puxi

3rd

Rena

4

Puxi

3rd

Ryan

6

Pudong

3rd

Shu Qi

3

Pudong

3rd

Timothy

6

Pudong

3rd

Xuanyu

3

Pudong

3rd

Impressively, 27 YCIS Shanghai Primary students received awards for their writing, including two first prize places for YCIS Puxi Primary students Derek and Hugo from Years 5 and 6 respectively, and a total of 11 second place winners and 14 third-place winners from YCIS Pudong and YCIS Puxi. As well as these exceptional efforts by the students, teachers Ms Lily Sun and Ms Rong Shen from YCIS Puxi Primary and Ms Sharon Ni from YCIS Pudong Primary received ‘Excellent Advisor’ awards for their help in coordinating the students’ entries.

Awards for Secondary

 

Name

Year Level

Campus

Prize

Flora

9

Puxi

1st

Anni

9

Puxi

2nd

Connie

9

Puxi

2nd

Daphne

8

Pudong

2nd

Elaine

10

Puxi

2nd

Elva

7

Puxi

2nd

Hui Lim

9

Pudong

2nd

Jake

8

Puxi

2nd

Jaydon

7

Puxi

2nd

Jerry

9

Puxi

2nd

Judy

8

Pudong

2nd

Maggie

11

Puxi

2nd

Norihiro

7

Puxi

2nd

Vivian

11

Puxi

3rd

Christy

11

Puxi

3rd

David

10

Pudong

3rd

Humphrey

9

Pudong

3rd

Jiaxuan

8

Puxi

3rd

Joyce

10

Puxi

3rd

Catherine

11

Puxi

3rd

Peter

10

Puxi

3rd

Sophia

11

Puxi

3rd

Yi

11

Puxi

3rd

Zachary

9

Puxi

3rd

Each school was asked to submit essays from Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary students. Of the essays submitted by YCIS Shanghai Secondary students from Years 7–11 in Pudong and Puxi that were highly recommended by different YCIS Chinese teachers, 24 won prizes. YCIS Puxi Secondary Year 9 student Flora received a first-place prize, and there were multiple second and third place prizes for students from both YCIS Pudong and YCIS Puxi. Additionally, YCIS Puxi Upper Secondary Chinese as a First Language (CFL) Group Leader Ms Wendy Zhang also won an ‘Excellent Advisor Award’. 

Awards for Teachers/Organisation

Name

Role

Campus

Prize

LiLy Sun

Teacher

Puxi Primary

Excellent Advisor Award

Rong Shen

Teacher

Puxi Primary

Excellent Advisor Award

Sharon Ni

Teacher

Pudong Primary

Excellent Advisor Award

Wendy Zhang

Teacher

Puxi Secondary

Excellent Advisor Award

YCIS Shanghai

School

All

Outstanding Organization Award

YCIS Shanghai

School

All

 Cultural Communication Award

Ms Ni and YCIS Pudong Primary Year 6 student Lucia were invited to perform poetry recitals on stage, which was a great honour! Additionally, the Shanghai Education Commission visited YCIS Pudong and interviewed several students and teachers about the competition. 

Along with the well-deserved successes for YCIS Shanghai Primary and Secondary students and teachers, the school itself won the ‘Outstanding Organization Award’ and ‘Cultural Communication Award’. YCIS Puxi Secondary Head of Chinese Ms Jessica Cao reflected on the success: “We are incredibly happy to have such a large number of awards across Primary and Secondary, and we think this demonstrates how committed we are as a school to Chinese language and cultural education. We look forward to continued success in the future for our students, teachers, and school,” she said.

The school congratulates all of the students and teachers for their hard work, commitment, and great contribution towards this event! 

To watch the video including the interviews with YCIS Shanghai students and staff, please click here.

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