Six Dartmouth students attend Russian spoken language competition

"On April 7, six Dartmouth students competed in person and online at the New England Olympiada of Spoken Russian at Harvard University, a one-day event for students to demonstrate their Russian-speaking abilities. The competition invites students of various Russian language proficiency levels from colleges across New England to either perform monologues in-person or submit recordings of poem recitations and songs online, according to the organization's website. All entries were required to fall under this year's theme, "Мир книг/World of books." 

According to the organization's website, students from 10 schools participated in three competitions divided by class year: an in-person speech contest, a virtual poetry contest and a virtual song contest. Dartmouth students placed in seven contests, according to the website.

Sophie Cohen '26, Caroline Klearman '27 and Aidan Silvestro '27, who traveled to the in-person speech contest, placed in their respective categories. Cohen placed third in both the second-year speech contest and second-year song contest, Klearman placed second in the first-year speech contest and Silvestro placed second in the heritage students poetry contest — a designation for students of Russian heritage who did not grow up speaking Russian..."

Link to Original article quoted from The Dartmouth by Rachel Kim '27