Japanese-language students compete in Kansas City

On March 12, Japanese-language students from Wichita State participated in the annual Japanese Language Contest in Kansas City sponsored by the Heart of Japan-America Society. A total of 72 students competed from 11 schools in categories that included Japanese calligraphy, poetry, a karuta card game, culture quizzes, kanji bees, and four-panel manga.

The following WSU students won awards at the contest:

  • Megan Dahna, second place for English-language Tanka poem and third place in the culture quiz
  • Sheridan Peterson, third place for English-language Tanka
  • Arianna Fonseca, an honorable mention for her Japanese Tanka poem