Consul General’s Commendation Awarded to Cupertino High School and Lynbrook High School

Consul General Noguchi gives congratulatory remarks to Cupertino High School students
Consul General Noguchi with Cupertino HS’s Assistant Principals, Ms. Melina Nafrada, and Japanese Language Teacher, Ms. Fan
The Consul General’s Commendation was awarded to Lynbrook High School and Cupertino High School on Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23 respectively, in honor of more than ten years of continuous success at the National Japan Bowl.
The National Japan Bowl is the nation’s leading high school Japanese studies competition, and features three-person teams competing on their knowledge of not only Japanese language, but also Japanese culture, society, daily life, history, geography, and current events. The 31st Japan Bowl was held on April 13-14 in Washington DC. This year’s contest was held in-person for the first time in three years and about 200 of the best Japanese language students from around the United States participated.
From the Consulate’s jurisdiction, Cupertino High School won two levels and placed third in another, and Lynbrook High School placed second in three levels. To honor this achievement, each student who placed received a personalized copy of the commendation.  
The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco will continue to support the growth and development of Japanese language education at Cupertino and Lynbrook High Schools, and throughout our jurisdiction.
Cupertino High School honorees with Consul General Noguchi
A Cupertino participant speaks on her experiences with Japanese language
Deputy Consul General Kishimori with Lynbrook High School principal, Mrs. Maria Jackson, and Japanese language teacher, Mr. Kitchen
Lynbrook honorees with Deputy Consul General Kishimori

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