LAKEWOOD, CO – A team of three Red Rocks Community College Japanese language students won first place in the Colorado/Wyoming Japan Cup, an inter-college Japanese language and culture competition, last month at the University of Denver. RRCC competed against 11 other teams from Colorado universities. Red Rocks was the only community college participating.
RRCC students - Matthew Arellano, Aaron Betterton and Matthew Palmeri - competed in Level 4, the most advanced category of the contest, which fosters appreciation and knowledge of Japanese language, current events, history, and culture while providing opportunities for inter-college camaraderie.
RRCC Japanese Instructor Mariko Hacke, who accompanied her student team to the challenge said, “I am very proud of these students; they studied hard, taking great interest in Japanese language, culture, and society. They performed magnificently through this challenging intellectual competition.”
Metro State University of Denver received 2nd Place and Colorado State University took 3rd Place in the Japan Cup.
More about Red Rocks Community College: Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 10,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. www.rrcc.edu.