IU undergraduate student Shuyao Wang took the first place prize in the intermediate level at the First Midwest Korean Speech Contest held at Northwestern University on April 13, 2019. Her speech was entitled "Korean Education Culture." She received a prize which included a scholarship to study Korean at Kyunghee University or Sungkyunkwan University and $800 towards airfare to Korea.
Two other IU students, Veronica Coffey (beginner level) and Yingfei Sun (advanced level), participated in the speech contest and displayed a high level of Korean proficiency. Their speeches were titled "My Opinion on Current Social & Cultural Issues" and "The Truth of Korean Broadcasting."
The Midwest Korean Speech Contest was held for the first time this year and was organized by Dr. Hyo Sang Lee (Indiana University) and Dr. Ihnhee Kim (Northwestern University). 41 students from 17 universities participated. At IU, winners of the annual Korean Speech Contest organized by IKS are invited to participate in the larger regional contest.