The Japanese teachers were all abuzz at last month’s Michigan 2010 Japanese Language Speech Contest because two of the nine finalists were from Dexter High School.
When did Dexter High School start a Japanese Language Program? The truth is that Dexter does not have a Japanese Language Program, but two of its determined students have found a way to pursue Japanese as their foreign language anyways—one studies with Kaori Ohara of Ohara Language Institute and one studies with Kayo Nakamura at Emerson School. Both schools are in Ann Arbor.
The really funny thing is that the two students did not even know each other. They met at the competition in Novi. (click on link for more)
Dexter High School student wins Michigan Japanese Speech Contest, heading to nationals - AnnArbor.com