As you know, we announced the winners ofthe 4th annual Cheng & Tsui Chinese Superstar contest last week. Shortly afterwards, we received a touching email from Daniel Isaacson, whose collaboration with Zack Reilly earned him superstar status for the Group category.
“What [we] would truly love to do is to give back to our Chinese program,” Daniel wrote.
In claiming his prize, Daniel explained that his Chinese teacher, Sherry Hung, had been hoping to purchase the Strive for a 5 AP test preparation materials, but that funding cuts had prevented this. “We’re hoping to surprise her with it,” Daniel told us. After passing the email around the Cheng & Tsui offices, we all agreed that it was a great idea.
So that each member of Daniel’s class can receive a copy of the Cheng & Tsui Strive for a 5 AP* Chinese Practice Tests, we’re donating any books that the gift certificate value doesn’t cover. We wish Oak Park High School’s students the best of luck in studying for their AP Chinese tests! Thanks, guys, for writing us and for doing something to help other Chinese students.
We feel these students really understand the spirit of the Superstar contest, which is to have fun using a foreign language and to meet other Chinese or Japanese students around the world.
We hope new friendships will be an important part of future Cheng & Tsui Superstar contests—and also that more people will be inspired by our 2011 Group Superstars to “Reward your class with your talent”.
As always, thanks to all of the Cheng & Tsui Superstar participants—we are working on making the contest better and more fun every year, so if you have any ideas, please write us at marketing@ cheng-tsui.com