Three Saint Joseph students were awarded prizes at Kogakkan University’s 20th High School Student English Recitation Contest on Sunday 20 October, 2019. 4th grader Miyuki Kurata received a Special Mention for her recitation about Martin Luther King and the Black Civil Rights movement in the 1950s, while 5th grader Saaya Unno was awarded 3rd prize for her recitation about Mother Teresa. Meanwhile, 4th grader Mikuna Hirao got 2nd place with an adaptation of a speech given by Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, on behalf of ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), the recipient of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

Congratulations to all three students on their wonderful achievement!