A Kumon first year high school student claimed the prized for excellence (the equivalent to second prize) at the inaugural Yokohama Minato Bashamichi Lions Club English speech contest. The contest was originally scheduled to be held in spring but was delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Ms. Kashiwadani was one of only ten students to make it through the qualifying stages.
The theme of the contest was "My Dream" and Ms. Kashiwadani based her speech on her personal experience battling allergies.
2018 Kumon Kokusai Gakuen.