Thanks to the efforts of a great many people, Kaichi International University hosted its 7th Annual English Speech Contest on October 30th, 2021 in Komorebi Hall. Given lately a host of issues needing attention by all, from the most meek and humble among us, to the most powerful world leaders, including sustainable clean energy, climate change, quality education, and responsible consumption and production, to name a few, it seemed only natural that the theme for this year’s contest should be SDGs: Why They Matter. 6 contestants, each choosing an SDG they felt strongly about, spoke 4 to 5 minutes in front of peers, judges, and audience members. Despite the pressure, every contestant rose to the challenge to speak formally and academically on this year’s theme, inspiring all in attendance. Our heart felt congratulations are extended to those contestants Muhlisahon Musurmonova, Hiroto Tsukamoto, and Shion Nakano who finished first, second, and third respectively. Now over, we reflect on the message conveyed by each contestant, and the tremendous effort it took to write and articulate it, standing in thanks to them and everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to make the contest auspicious and memorable. Here’s hoping for more speeches to come next year with the same great turnout and the same level of effort shown by those who joined this year’s contest.
7th Annual English Speech Contest Chief Judge,