(Princeton, NJ—March 11, 2017) High Tech High School students Cara Rosner of Hoboken, Kearny resident Camille Romano, and Eleanore Woodruff of Weehawken have received the 2017 Japanese Language and Culture Study Award, sponsored by the New Jersey Association of Teachers of Japanese (NJATJ), accepted at Princeton University, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech.
The award recognizes students in New Jersey for their hard work and achievement in learning Japanese language and culture. This year, 47 recipients from 18 high schools and universities have been honored with the award. Also, the event coincided with the sixth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Fukushima.
“I’m very grateful to have had this experience and am extremely proud of all that I have achieved,” says Rosner, award recipient.
The award ceremony, which began with greetings from Yoko Fukuda, President of NJATJ, featured two guest speakers, Tomofumi Horiki (Consul, Japan Information Center of Consulate General of Japan in NYC) and Dr. David Greer (Coordinator of world Languages NJ Department of Education), who congratulated the award recipients and praised their hard work. They also rang the “kane,” a dish-shaped bell from Japan, in remembrance of those lost in the Fukushima disaster.
Each award recipient made a short speech on the benefits of learning Japanese.