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Central Student Accepted Into Startalk Chinese Program

Amanda York was accepted to the STARTALK Chinese program hosted at Arizona State University this summer.  The STARTALK Chinese program is a prestigious program funded by the U.S. government in which students from all over Arizona who are interested in learning Chinese language come for a 15-day camp. This is an intensive camp where students not only expand their knowledge in Chinese language, but also experience college living on campus. York recently visited China and takes Honors Chinese 3-4 in school.  

“This scholarship STARTALK program is extremely tough to be accepted into, so we applaud Amanda York for being allowed this chance of a lifetime,” Central Chinese instructor Rebecca Yuan said.


York and classmate Mugarineza Zuza  have been accepted to the Cornell University Curie Academy and will join an esteemed group of youth from around the nation in June.  The Curie Academy is a week-long summer program at Cornell University for young women interested in engineering. CURIE participants spend a week living on Cornell's campus and work on a research project with Cornell Engineering faculty