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DiStaso Takes Second In Chinese Speech Contest


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Kristina DiStaso and her teacher, Betty Hou

Verona High School junior Kristina DiStaso placed second in the advanced special category in the sixth Chinese Bridge U.S. High School Student Chinese Speech Contest that was held on May 21 at the University of Massachusetts Confucius Institute in Boston. DiStaso, whose speech was inspired by the debate over the book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”, competed against 24 high school students from across the country. The contest was sponsored by the Confucius Institute and the China National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (Hanban).

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].



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