On April 30, 2022, Columbia high school team won the 14th NJ Chinese cultural project contest in Seton Hall University.
The team’s final presenters were Silas Silverman-Stollof, Irene Chen, Sabrina Mannion, Nigel Hu and Sophia Tierney. The other team members included Charlotte McCourt, Lola Christie and Abigail Freeman. Ms. Jenny Lezzi, Chinese Teacher and other students of the Chinese program helped make props for the final presentation.
This cultural contest was a research-based project which took more than five months and had semi-final and final rounds. This year the research topic was: How Do TV Shows Reflect the Chinese and American Cultures? The students did interviews, conducted a survey, analyzed the data and prepared PPT slides for the semi-final. For the final, the students presented their research findings and illustrated their analyses with skits.
The students did an excellent job in both presentation of the research and performance of the skits, and they won high praises and big applauses from the judges and audience. Ms. Liping Meng, Chinese teacher was the adviser of the CHS team and Jenny Lezzi, Chinese Teacher also assisted.