Chinese program at Paul VI reaches new heights

Wonderful things are happening in the PVI Chinese Program.
This year was the first time our students participated in the 2022 National Chinese Honor Society Writing Contest.  Five students were recognized for their work; Honorable Mention: Chloe Rakowitz and Ethan Chishol, Participation: Juyeong Kim, Brian Revor, and Lily Pileggi.
The 2022 National Chinese EXPO of Student Works (NCESW) hosted by The American Academy of International Culture and Education, has over four thousand students participating from 47 states in the U.S. and Canada. Congratulations to the following PVI students' achievements and digital publications: 
Finalist Certificate (10): Alessio Del Toro, Brian Revor, Dylan Akiyama, Ethan Chisholm, James Martin, Juyeong Kim, Laila Martin, Lily Pileggi, Tyler Wu, and Willow Jeffery
Online Showcase Certificate (4): Alexandra Jordan, Evangeline Serich, Grace Geiser, and Kira Ho 
Participation Certificate (20): Ayden Wu, Brady Colio, Brooker Barker, Carter Leudemann, Chloe Rakowitz, Emma Ladowicz, Evelyn Federmeier, Gerrit Rempfer, Jack Ferrier, Kitana Jones, Lucas Jeffery, Makena Williams, Nicholas Pineda, Patrick Smith, Samantha Russo, Sarah Burkat, Sean Sonon, Timothy Stankiewicz, Victoria Powers, and Zachary Fountaine
Videos of works: 
PVI is in the section of 2022 NCESW Celebratory Events: G9-12 Group Part 2 
Students' works are from 1:06:42 and Administrations' remarks are from 1:12:33. 
All students' works (who earned Award certificates) are available Individual and Group
In 2023, Paul VI's Chinese program was selected as one of the national top 20 distinguished K-12 Chinese programs by the Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA). CLTA is an organizational member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), devoted exclusively to the study of the Chinese language, culture, and pedagogy in the United States. Laila Martin, Juyeong Kim, and Ethan Chisholm are participating in the Selection of American K-12 Outstanding Chinese Works/Writings.
In March 2023, PVI students had the unique opportunity to visit the China Folk House in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, and explore the cultural heritage rooted in rural life in Yunnan, China. In 1989, a Tibetan Catholic family built a farmhouse near Cizhong in Yunnan, China. The house was later preserved and relocated from China to West Virginia by Dr. Flower, a history teacher at Sidwell Friends. During the field trip, Dr. Flower taught students about the village of Cizhong, which has a unique history as the home to a Catholic church and the experience of French missionaries there. Students were assigned to one of four different groups to learn about different topics: how to build a traditional Chinese stone house, exploring Chinese flowers/herbals and their symbolism, farming vegetables and food particular to Yunnan, and experiencing traditional Chinese arts firsthand.
St. Paul VI Catholic High School is a private Diocesan Catholic preparatory school for girls and boys in grades 9-12 in Chantilly, Virginia, seeking to help our students Grow in Grace and Wisdom. Our school is part of the Diocese of Arlington and offers rigorous academics, an inclusive community focused on spiritual and leadership formation, and a proud athletic tradition featuring nationally renowned programs competing in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association.

St. Paul VI Catholic High School is an accredited member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.