UPREP News & Announcements
U-Prep Latin Students Grabbed Titles Like Crazy at NJCL
Congratulations to the Latin Program for their stellar performances at this summer’s National Junior Classical League (NJCL) convention. Nineteen U-Prep Latin students combined to win 6 gold medals, 9 Silver, and 5 Bronze medals, as well as a total of 59 awards for earning top-ten nationwide scores in their individual competitions. Go Latin Panthers!
U-Prep/RSA Confucius Classrooms Visit to China a Success
In June of 2014, a group of students and parents from U-Prep and the Redding School of the Arts (RSA), the only two Confucius Classrooms in North State, toured around China and observed Chinese society and Chinese culture with their own eyes. In a bit over two weeks, the group visited seven cities in five provinces/municipalities: Beijing, ShiJiaZhuang, Xi’An, Lijiang, Dali, Kunming and Guilin.
One of the highlights on this trip was the visit to ShengShiChangAn Primary School, a sister school of RSA, and the No.22 High School in ShiJiaZhuang City, Hebei Province. Warmly welcomed and received by both schools, our students attended the flag raising ceremony, visited classrooms, practiced Chinese calligraphy, and played sports with Chinese students, to name just a few. Staying in the local Chinese families gave students a real taste of life in a typical Chinese family. All students enjoyed immensely the wonderful experience they had with the local students, and their host families.
First timers to China, students/parents were amazed by the rich Chinese culture embodied in places like Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven and Imperial Summer Palace, and beautiful sceneries and colorful ethnic minority cultures in southern part of China. Click here to see more pictures of this trip. Go Panthers!