SCDS students master Mandarin in exam and essays

Summit junior stands in stairwell

Conor Brodie '20

Summit Country Day School students demonstrated a strong grasp of the Chinese language in recent assessments.  

Junior Conor Brodie, Anderson Township, scored a 95 out of 100 in both listening and reading on the HSK Level 1 test, an international standardized exam that measures proficiency among non-native speakers.    

In the Ohio K-12 Chinese Essay Contest, freshman Lavinia Ward, Clifton, placed third among high schoolers. Classmates Jack Hargis, Loveland; Danny McDowell, Mt. Lookout; and Abby Moore, New Richmond; received honorable mentions. Eighth grader Shannon Dennemann, Norwood, won third prize in the Middle School group. 

Mandarin becomes an option in the seventh grade at The Summit and is taught by Bo Pang, a native speaker from Najing, China.