The Language / Culture Award of CAGT

  1. Purpose of the Award and Award Committee:
    • The Purpose of the Awards is to recognize the local Chinese teachers for their effort in teaching Chinese language and spreading the Chinese culture, and also to encourage students who are passionate about learning Chinese language and culture, and serving Chinese community.
    • The Award Committee will consist of 3 to 5 members. The President of CAGT will appoint the committee Chair.
  2. Awardees Selection Procedure:
    • Call for nominations for the award will be at least 3-4 weeks before the announcement of the award recipients. Nominators must be current CAGT members and/or Chinese Center of Toledo members. Each nominator may nominate candidates for each type of award with a simple justification (one nomination for each type of award). The nomination process may take two weeks.
    • Committee members and CAGT board members will complete their votes for recipients of the awards one week before the announcement of the award recipients. The voting process may take one week.
    • The nominees with most votes will be determined as the award recipients.
3. The awards and minimum criteria for the awards:
  • Excellence in Chinese Language and culture Education Award (For 1-3 local Chinese Language teachers, this includes teachers from all schools)
  • Outstanding Youth language Award (1-3 students who have continuously achieved high marks through numerous years of Chinese language study, this includes students from all schools)
  • Outstanding Youth Service Award (1-3 students who actively participating to help the Chinese community, this includes all youth from Toledo area)
    • 一. 中华文化教育奖(1-3名本地区中文教师)
    • 二. 中文学习优异奖(1-3名在多年的中文学习中成绩一贯优异者)
    • 三. 青年社区服务奖(1-3名热心华人社区服务的学生)
CAGT Language or Culture Award Recipients:
Chinese Language Education and Culture Promotion Award: Xiaozhong Zhang & Zhiqing Wei
The Best Overall Grades in Chinese Language Study: Lindsay Ou & Haiming Sun
Youth Community Service Award: Christopher Thompson & Mengyuan Chen & Simran Gandhi
Chinese Language Education & Culture Promotion: Han Chen & Amy Chen
Best Overall Grades in Chinese Language Study: Lindsay Ou & Eric Tang
Chinese Language Study & Community Service: Adam Zhang & Zilin Chen
Most Improved Grades in Chinese Language Study: Catherine Zheng & Jerry Liu
Most Effort Contributed to Chinese Language Study: Abbie Zhu & Irene Sun
Chinese Language Education & Culture Promotion: Yiting Xia & Yan Li
Best Overall Grades in Chinese Language Study: Yolanda Hu & Adam Zhang
Chinese Language Study & Community Service: Robbie Zhang & Nathan Li
Most Improved Grades in Chinese Language Study: Alex Xu & Eric Tang
Most Effort Contributed to Chinese Language Study: Catherine Zheng & Ben Liu
The Chinese Language Education Award: Feng Li and Ning Zhang
The Best Overall Grades in Chinese Language Study Award: Bryan Li and Skyelar Raiti
The Excellence in Chinese Language Study and Community Service Award: Benjamin Hsiao and Mathew Zheng
The Most Improved Grades in Chinese Language Study Award: TallonSouthworth and Katherine Zheng
The Most Effort Contributed to Chinese Language Study Award: Johnny Liu and KeiraDillon
The Chinese Language Education Award: Peichen Tsao and Tianhui Yuan
The Best Overall Grades in Chinese Language Study Award: Nikki Sizemore and Norah Li
The Excellence in Chinese Language Study and Community Service Award: Julia Xiong, Kenny Zhang and Yiyi Han
The Most Improved Grades in Chinese Language Study Award: Evan Leong and Robbie Zhang
The Most Effort Contributed to Chinese Language Study Award: Paxton Ashley and Shuaishuai Shao
The Chinese Language Education Award: Lanqi Lin & Cuiyu Zhang
The Best Overall Grades in Chinese Language Study Award: Yilin (Yelia) Xu & Zihua Qian
The Excellence in Chinese Language Study and Community Service Award: Zheng Zhuang & Lindsay Onest
The Most Improved Grades in Chinese Language Study Award: Ruthie Lin & Kali Tsou
The Most Effort Contributed to Chinese Language Study Award: Robbie Heuring & Yuhao Liu
The Chinese Language Education Award: Qingjuan Kong (Toledo Chinese School)
The Best Overall Grades in Chinese Language Study Award: David Heuring and Julia Xiong
The Excellence in Chinese Language Study and Community Service Award: Yiyi Han and Zhuangying Lin
The Most Improved Grades in Chinese Language Study Award: Lucas Tsou and Ray Zhang
The Most Effort Contributed to Chinese Language Study Award: Evan Leong and Andrew Zheng
The Chinese Language Education Award: Pickering Lee ( Ottawa Hills High School) and Shikun Li ( Toledo Chinese School )
The Best Overall Grades in Chinese Language Study Award: Benjamin He, Nora Li, and Kelvin Liu
The Excellence in Chinese Language Study and Community Service Award: Erika Chen and Starr Jiang
The Most Improved Grades in Chinese Language Study Award: Lang Liang and Albert Zhu
The Most Effort Contributed to Chinese Language Study Award: Robbie Heuring, Sydney Onest, and Nikki Sizemore
Honorable mention: Chinese School Teacher Yue Gu for her dedication and outstanding contribution to Toledo Chinese School
The Chinese Language Education Award: Ning An and Yue Gu
The Best Overall Grades in Chinese Language Study Award: David Heuring and Tony Liu
The Most Improved Grades in Chinese Language Study Award: Cherice Chan and Eric Cheng
The Most Effort Contributed to Chinese Language Study Award: Jonny Liu and Gary Sung

The Outstanding Service Award of CAGT

  1. Purpose of the Award and Award Committee:
    • This Award is to recognize CAGT members who have made significant contributions to the local Chinese community and CAGT activities.
    • The Award Committee consists of five previous recipients. The president appoints the committee Chair.
  2. Awardees Selection Procedure:
    • A call for nominations for the award will be made at least four weeks prior to the announcement of the award recipient. Nominators and nominees must be current CAGT members. Each nominator can nominate one candidate with justifications within a page. The nomination process shall take two weeks.
    • The award committee will develop a recommendation based on the nomination materials and may consult other CAGT leaders for additional input during the selection process. The committee will send its recommendation to the CAGT board in one week after the nomination process is completed. Each CAGT board member will submit a vote for one nominee, and votes will be tallied at least one week prior to the public announcement.
    • The nominee receiving the most votes will be the winner of the award.
  3. Criteria for the award:
    • The winner must be a current CAGT member.
    • The winner must have made significant contributions to CAGT activities or events.
    • No CAGT members shall receive the award more than one time.
CAGT Outstanding Service Award Recipients:
Year Name Year Name
2019 Meng Zhang 2018 Fan Zhang
2017 Man Zhang & Weixin Li 2016 Robert Sizemore
2015: Yuan Tian 2014: Qi Wang
2013: Lingling Du 2012: Olivia Onest
2011: Ye Liang 2010: Lingyu Chen and Ruth Huang Miller
2009: Shanhe Jiang and Peter You 2008: Amy Chen
2007: Luanne Billstein and Jing Deng Meyer 2006: Jiquan Chen and Yangkun Song
2005: Hewen Slack