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More than 900 Students Will Complete In Foreign Language Fair March 31

For release: March 21, 2012
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

More than 900 local high school students will demonstrate their knowledge of other nations’ languages and cultures at the 21st annual Foreign Language Fair on Saturday, March 31, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Center on the University of Memphis campus.

Students will compete in a variety of events, including poetry recitation, costumes, folk dance, drama, music, research projects, crafts and a culture bowl. Winners for these events – as well as for poetry writing, essays and video submissions – will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the end of the Fair. Events will be held for students of Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin and Spanish. 

A Teacher of the Year award will also be presented to an outstanding area educator who has shown excellence in foreign language teaching.

The Fair is sponsored by the University's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. More information is available from Sara Cepeda at, from the Fair’s website at, or on Twitter at

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