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Six of Viewpoint's Upper School Students Inducted into the Prestigious Chinese National Honor Society
Six of Viewpoint's Upper School Students Inducted into the Prestigious Chinese National Honor Society

In a vibrant celebration of cultural achievement, Viewpoint’s Chinese National Honor Society (CNH) held its 2024 induction ceremony on May 7, where six Upper School students were recognized for their commitment to Chinese language studies. 

Established in 1993, the Chinese National Honor Society is committed to promoting the study of the Chinese language in both public and independent secondary schools. Viewpoint School's chapter was founded in 2004 by Ming Hodgson, Upper School Mandarin Chinese Teacher, who has served as its advisor for the past 20 years. The society is sponsored by the National Chinese Language Association of Secondary Schools in the USA.

"Learning a new language opens the door to a new culture and country. With over 1.4 billion speakers, Chinese offers a gateway to a vast and diverse world,” said Hodgson. “Over the past decade, we've seen an increase in Chinese students enrolling at Viewpoint, fostering a rich exchange where American and Chinese students can help and learn from one another."

"Many students often say that Chinese is difficult, but I always stress to them that it's not hard, it's just different," explained Yu Zhu, Upper School Chinese Teacher. "We encourage students to embrace this idea and try something new. After all, why not?"

To qualify for the Chinese National Honor Society, Upper School students must have completed two years of Chinese language study with an average grade of B or higher. Additionally, graduates have the opportunity to wear purple cords, provided by the National Honor Society, along with a pin, symbolizing their achievement.

Congratulations to our new 2024 inductees:

  • Benjamin Earley ’26

  • Sana Navale ’26

  • London Price ’26

  • Ry Didden ’25

  • Maryn Yokoyama ’25

  • Jocelyn Alonzo ’26

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