Northwestern students won two gold medals and a bronze medal in April at the U.S. Midwest Chinese Bridge Speech Contest hosted by the University of Notre Dame.


Sixty contestants from 15 universities in the region participated in the event, which promotes Chinese language and culture education in the Midwest and strengthens exchanges between college-level Chinese programs in the region.


Gold medalist Elizabeth Waring (pictured, second from the right) was selected as the only student from the region who will travel to China this summer to compete at the World Chinese Speech Contest. Waring also will be studying there as part of Northwestern's Wanxiang summer fellowship program through International Program Development.


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