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UW to Host World Languages Day

March 1, 2016

Approximately 350 junior high and high school students are expected to attend the fourth annual World Languages Day March 4-5 at the University of Wyoming. The annual event provides a venue for students to showcase their language talents in judged competitions.

UW’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages sponsors the event, and UW student volunteers and faculty members conduct the workshops.

“World Languages Day provides an opportunity for students from all over Wyoming grades 6-12 to get together and show off their burgeoning linguistic skills in a fun setting,” says Mollie Hand, academic adviser at UW’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages. “The students will meet others during a Friday night tour of campus, scavenger hunt, dance lessons and foreign language movies.”

Saturday, students will compete in events that must have a language component such as skits, videos, poetry recitation, songs and cultural presentations in their skill level along with created artwork that will be displayed and judged. After the competitions, visitors have an opportunity to try out new languages during language workshops that feature Chinese, Arabic, Latin, Haitian Creole, French, German and Spanish.

Schools competing in the event are:

Casper -- CY Middle School; Kelly Walsh High School.

Cheyenne -- Cheyenne East High School.

Cody -- Cody High School.

Evanston -- Davis Middle School; Evanston Middle School.

Gillette -- Campbell County High School.

Laramie -- Laramie High School.

Rock Springs -- Rock Springs High School.

Sheridan -- Sheridan High School.

Shoshoni -- Shoshoni High School.

Sundance -- Sundance High School.

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