Winners of Italy Reads 2013 Student Video Contest Announced!

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Italy Reads 2013 winners

Italy Reads 2013 winners

On the 19th of February, a joyous crowd of Italian high school students and teachers was joined by representatives from the Embassy of the United States of America in Italy to watch the videos of the finalists in this year’s Italy Reads Student Video Contest.

John Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello welcomed everyone to this established annual film event, commending the participants on their great efforts of adapting a novel into a three-minute video, especially in a second language.

The Italy Reads Student Video Contest is the culmination of the many Italy Reads activities sponsored by John Cabot University. This year, John Cabot University’s Italy Reads program received support from the Embassy of the United States of America in acknowledgement of the opportunity for cultural exchange through the study of American literature. John Cabot wishes to thank the American Embassy for their support.

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Vice President and Dean Mary Merva congratulated everyone involved for their enthusiasm and continued support, before announcing the awards of the contest.

Over the past 5 years, more than 200 JCU students have become qualified Italy Reads Volunteers. They engaged high school students in class discussions in English, at Italian and International high schools in Rome and surrounding cities.