KNOXVILLE- On the 29th of Oct. Middle-Eastern Tennessee High School students converged at Johnson for the 2016 Chinese Character Recognition Contest.

The purpose of the contest is to foster the interest in Mandarin Chinese, encourage a sense of achievement in learning the language, and enhance ability in Chinese script writing among high school students.

The contest was open to all high school students who have learned Chinese for one year or more.Several area schools participated in the contest this year, with a total of 48 participants.

The contest involved individual and team efforts, and also featured a speech competition. Cash prizes and Johnson University scholarships were awarded to the contest winners.

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