Three Binghamton University students placed in the highly competitive U.S. East Regional Chinese Bridge competition held the last Sunday in March at Pace University. The worldwide Chinese language proficiency contest is sponsored by the Hanban (the Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language) and requires contestants to give a speech and perform a talent. The east regional includes 10 states and universities with top-rated programs including Princeton and Columbia. Daniel McMonagle placed third in the junior group for students who have studies Chinese for one or two years. Adam Kopec took second place in the senior group for students who have studied Chinese for three or four years. Carrie Buck, a senior double-majoring in Chinese and Spanish, won first place in the senior group after performing an excerpt of Beijing Opera and will be invited to compete in the final round in China this summer.
Daniel McMonagle, Adam Kopec and Carrie Buck
May 10, 2014