This summer, four North Springs Charter High School students participated in Startalk, a 2-week residential program where they were immersed in Chinese language and culture at Kennesaw State University.
Sophomores Langston Michael and Alexandria Lloyd, senior Brentton Ingraham and junior Barry Rich, were selected among applicants from several states.
They spent hours each day learning Chinese, also Chinese calligraphy, music, folk dance, film, and martial arts.
Students also visited local Chinese families during their 11-hour days. The program ended with a gala showcasing what the students had learned along with music and Tai Chi demonstrations from eight teachers who participated in a Startalk Chinese educators program that ran in parallel to the student program.