Chinese-language student shines (again!)
N.Y. (May 7, 2019) --
An Albany High School Chinese-language student once again has excelled,
this time at a regional competition held Saturday at the Chinese
Consulate in New York City.
Albany High School senior Sydney
Hardy, a student of teacher Hua Lin, earned a third place for her
performance in Chinese culture talent show and an honorable mention for
her speech about Chinese language and culture.
Hardy, pictured at right, was one of two representatives from the
University at Albany’s Confucius Institute who competed in the 2019
Chinese Bridge East USA, a Chinese proficiency contest for high school
and college students studying the Chinese language.
The event, hosted by the Chinese consulate general in New York City,
allows U.S. students to showcase their Chinese language skills and their
knowledge of Chinese culture.
Last month, Hardy and fellow Falcons
Ester Hnin Hnin, Zachary Maycock, Su Meh and Isabel O’Brien won third
prize for reciting the classic Chinese story of "Mulan" at the
Capital Region Chinese Language Video Competition sponsored by the
The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and prepare all students for
college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our
diverse community. The district serves
students in 18
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High