Newspaper article China Post

High School Students Win Silver in International Linguistics Contest

Newspaper article China Post

High School Students Win Silver in International Linguistics Contest

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A team of Taiwanese high school students participated in the International Olympiad in Linguistics (IOL) competition, taking home a silver medal and two merit awards, according to reports on Wednesday.

Fourteen-year-old junior high school student Cheng An-chi ([...]) set the record for being the youngest participant to win an award at the IOL this year, which kicked off last month.

The linguistics olympiad has been held every year in different countries since 2003.

It is one of 12 International Science Olympiads for high school students.

IOL tests students' reasoning skills with questions on language and logic.

Taiwan formally received approval to participate in the competition as a country last year for the first time.

This year is to be the nation's first time participating as a group.

Huang Shen-chang ([...]), a student at Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School ([...]), won a silver medal at the competition while Lu Ping-Che ([...]) and Cheng from the Affiliated High School of National Chengchi University ([...]) and Xinbu Junior High School ([...]) won merit awards.

One of the students, Lu, is an American-born Taiwanese who returned to Taiwan in the fifth grade.

"The competition is six hours long and the organizers prepared food and water for us. It seems like a long period of time; however, if participants put their minds to it and answer the questions quickly, then we have more time to rest," Lu said, describing her experience. …

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