Mason Hosts Japan Bowl for High School Students

Posted: February 25, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages will host the 2005 Greater Washington, D.C., Area Regional Japan Bowl for high school students tomorrow in Enterprise Hall. Modeled on a quiz show format, the annual competition aims to make the study of Japanese challenging and enjoyable.

The annual event is planned and organized by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Teachers of Japanese Regional Japan Bowl Committee and is financially supported by the United States-Japan Foundation, regional sponsors, and registration fees.

Teams of students will compete in three levels of Japanese: Japanese II, III, and IV and be asked questions regarding Japanese culture, current events, grammar, the alphabet and writing systems, proverbs, onomatopoeic expressions, and listening comprehension.

The following high schools will be represented: Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, Md.; Falls Church High School, Falls Church, Va.; Hayfield Secondary School, Alexandria, Va.; Lake Braddock Secondary School, Burke, Va.; Langley High School, McLean, Va.; Lee High School, Springfield, Va.; Oakton High School, Vienna, Va.; Ocean Lakes High School, Virginia Beach, Va.; St. Albans School, Washington, D.C.; the Potomac School, McLean, Va.; Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Va.; West Springfield High School, Springfield, Va.; and Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry, Va.

The winning team will go on to represent the region at the National Japan Bowl on Saturday, March 26, at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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