(North Bergen, NJ—May 16, 2016) The Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) has recognized High Tech students in Japanese I, II, and III classes who participated in the 2016 National Japanese Examination (NJE), announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
NEJ, an online, proficiency-oriented, standards-based tool, assesses middle school, high school, and college students who study Japanese as a second language through a national exam that awards students for high achievement. The students featured below have been recognized for their achievements:
Erin Chen of Harrison earned a gold medal for Japanese II; Bayonne resident Russell Schimitt, Jay Jasty of Secaucus, and West New York resident Rebecca Rosas received silver medals for Japanese I; Genesis Cevallos and Zhixiu Zheng of North Bergen, Alice Yao of Weehawken, and West New York resident Alma Rojas earned bronze medals for Japanese I; and Honorable Mentions included Cara Rosner of Hoboken for Japanese III, Kearny resident Camille Romano for Japanese II, and Phoebe Chang and Fujia Ren of Secaucus for Japanese I and Japanese III, respectively.
“These students are hardworking and earned these honors by themselves,” states Akemi Dobkin, veteran teacher of Japanese Language and Culture at High Tech.
AATJ promotes Japanese language education at all educational levels and supports Japanese language teachers all across America.