April 13, 2014 is the anual Japan speech contest. Contestants of various levels of Japanese will memorize a genuine composed speech and present it in front of native Japanese speakers. The winnter of this contest will receive a $1000 scholarship, a free all expenses paid round trip to Japan, and a free JR pass to use in Japan. My instructor says that I have a good chance of winning with my speech. So I hope I do well. Wish me luck!