Chinese language and cello instructor Hai Zheng Olefsky, associate director of the International Program, received the Distinguished STAR Award last weekend during the 18th Greater Houston Chinese Speech Competition.
Olefsky was the inaugural recipient of the award, which was presented in recognition of her dedicated service as a volunteer judge for the organization. “I have served as a volunteer judge for this Chinese Speech Competition more than eight different times throughout the years,” explained Olefsky, who currently holds the Master Teaching Chair in Critical Languages.
“I am excited to share this honor with St. Stephen’s, as our talented and hard-working Chinese students have won top awards at the competition every year from 2008 to 2013 and then again in 2015 and 2018,” she added.
Congratulations from the full school community! You make us proud!