The Exchange: Learning Languages at Unalaska City School

Wednesday, March 04 2015

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World language students from the Unalaska City School brought home a pile of gold medals from the state declamation competition in Anchorage last month. They were one of the only delegations from a rural area, and for many, the event was a first-time experience. 

Sophomore Mia Magalong and junior Onya Enkbat, who is an ESL student, each won first place in their level for Spanish poetry. In this segment, Magalong and Enkbat tell us more about the ups and downs of learning a foreign language in Unalaska, and share some of their winning recitation. 

Here's the full list of winners from last month's Spanish and German declamation:

  • Marjamae Pili – 1st Place, level 1 Spanish Dialogues
  • Amber Le  1st Place, level 1 Spanish Dialogues
  • Onya Enkbat – 1st Place, level 2 Spanish Poetry
  • Louella Tan – 1st Place, level 1 Spanish Speaking Impromptu
  • Mia Magalong – 1st Place, level 1 Spanish Poetry
  • Stephanie Torres – 1st Place, level 1 German Poetry
  • Delanney McConnell – 3rd Place, level 1 Spanish Speaking Impromptu
  • Sheerabel Trinidad – 3rd Place, level 4 Spanish Poetry

The high school's Russian language students will travel to their own state declamation at the end of the month.

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