Friday, October 7, 2022

Carroll Senior Participates in Chinese Bridge Competition in China

Carroll senior student Jarred Repice recently participated in the 9th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition in Kunming, China Oct.13-Oct 30.

Repice (pictured middle) joined top secondary school competitors from 89 countries around the world for this Olympic Game equivalence of Chinese proficiency competition.

Repice qualified to represent U.S. to enter this prestigious event by winning in Chinese speech, talent, and cultural knowledge competition against ten southern U.S. states back in April 2016. He is currently a Mandarin 4AP student at Carroll ISD. To him, participating in the World Chinese Bridge is a life-changing unforgettable experience. For more info about the competition, please see

Join the Southlake Senior Center and stay active this June!

The Southlake Senior Center is preparing for a busy month in June; if you or someone you know is 55 or better, they welcome you to join in all the fun!

Below is a list of a few event, activity and field trip highlights for the month of June:

6/3/15 @ 4 PM – One hour complimentary TasteBuds Kitchen/Cooking workshop
6/8/15 @ 12:20 PM – Homestead Farms Tour, Hay ride and Milking Demonstration
6/10/15 @ 9 – 10:30 AM – Free Bridge Lessons Kick-off (program runs for 8 to 10 Weeks)
6/15/15 @ 6 – 8 PM – Potluck Bingo Night
5/17/15 @ 5:30 – 10 PM – Sunset Party Boat Cruise at Lake Lewisville

For more details about each of these events, as well as a full calendar of Senior Center activities for the month of June, please click here or call (817) 748-8315.

A group picture from a previous Senior Center field trip.

A group picture from a previous Senior Center field trip.

Carroll Student Places High in Chinese Contest

CHS_AmandaBeeckCarroll ISD’s Mandarin Chinese program continues to grow as students compete and earn academic awards for their knowledge of the language and culture. Each year, the students participate in the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition.

The Preliminary Contest in the Southern United States was held Sunday, April 26 at the University of Texas at Dallas. Carroll junior Amanda Beeck won second place. Beeck is a Chinese 3 student, under the instruction of Yuhsin Lee.

Beeck competed against contestants from 10 other states in the southern U.S. region. She delivered a 2-minute Chinese speech, answered culture questions and performed a Chinese talent. Beeck’s teacher, Mrs. Lee said many judges personally came up to Amanda to congratulate her.

The Chinese Bridge Competition began as a proficiency contest for college students. This is the eighth year the contest has been offered to high school students. Click here for more information about last weekend’s contest.