PCHS senior honored at national Confucius Institute ceremony

Published 8:00 am Saturday, September 29, 2018

Polk County High School senior Sadie Allen recently received an award at the Confucius Institute 2018 National Honors Gala, held Sept. 15 in Washington, D.C.

The Confucius Institute U.S. Center’s third annual National Honors Gala at the National Press Club recognized the accomplishments of 10 exemplary Confucius Institute students, selected from universities and school systems across the country. 

More than 220 guests, including business leaders, educators, public officials, diplomats, media representatives and artists, joined in celebrating the value of global education and the importance of people-to-people exchanges between China and the United States. 

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Allen and her fellow People-to-People award winners were selected based on their personal stories and active engagement with Chinese language development, cultural awareness and global education programs. Many of them received commendation letters from their Congressional representative.

Allen recently completed her sixth year of studying the Chinese language and culture at a Polk County Confucius classroom in partnership with the Confucius Institute at North Carolina State University. She hopes to major in journalism or international relations and minor in Chinese language after her graduation from PCHS.

– Submitted by PolkStudents.com