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Student Mark Hornyak places first in college-level category of 2020 Ohio Japanese Speech Contest

Mark Hornyak, an undergraduate student taking Japanese classes, competed in the 2020 Ohio Japanese Speech Contest online April 5. Hornyak won first place in the college-level category with his speech titled “Military Rations: The Taste of a Nation.”

Undergraduate students Yinfeng Xia and Yuhan Xia competed in the contest as well. Yinfeng Xia presented a speech titled “Japanese Language and Travel” in the advanced-level category and Yuhan Xia presented “Memorable Customs” in the college-level category.

The 20th Japan-America Society of Central Ohio Japanese Speech Contest was originally to be held in person, but it was converted to a livestream format.