Tuesday, April 12, 2011

BCS to host annual Michigan China Quiz Bowl!!

The Confucius Institute at Wayne State University is sponsoring its third annual Michigan China Quiz Bowl at the Birmingham Covington School in Bloomfield Township, Michigan on Saturday, April 16, from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. The competition features quiz bowl style questions that pertain to Mandarin language learning and Chinese geography. The six divisions comprised for non-heritage learners include first, second and third year middle-school divisions and first, second and third year high-school divisions. A record-number 46 teams will join the competition this year representing nine schools from across southeast Michigan. An art contest will also be held, asking middle and high school students to announce the Michigan China Quiz Bowl using the current Chinese zodiac animal. This year, of course, is the year of the rabbit. Each year, the Quiz Bowl has featured a form of Chinese entertainment for participants, coaches, and observers. This year will be especially notable as the Wulinhanyun Kung Fu and Chinese Folk Music Troupe from Henan China will provide a 30 minute performance following preliminary competitions. The Troupe, which was featured at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, will perform at the Masonic Temple in Detroit that evening. The competition, originally modeled after the Michigan Japan Quiz Bowl, has served as an enjoyable venue to motivate, recognize, and celebrate Michigan students and their accomplishments.

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