Falls Church High School had three students who won awards at the 2012 Mid Atlantic Association of Teachers of Japanese contest. Each of these students had to submit a haiku written in Japanese.
Jesse Vo Quach won first place in High School Japanese, level 1; Van Huynh won second place in High School Japanese, level 3; and Duncan McLaren won second place in High School Japanese, level 4.
Each of these students have been led by their teacher, Yoko Thakur. Thakur is a Japanese language teacher at FCHS as well as the Japanese Club sponsor and Japanese Honor Society sponsor. The honor society recently inducted four more students – Diana Doan, Olivia Lim, Tiffany To, and Liuzhi Zhang. Each of these students had to maintain a B+ or higher in Japanese as well as a B or higher overall GPA.