Class of 2014 graduate Eliana Duran earned a third place finish in the Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia “Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Competition” finals. As a prize for her language skill, she won a full summer Mandarin language immersion trip in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. The theme was “most memorable experience while learning Chinese or traveling in China,” and Eliana spoke about traveling to China on Washington Latin’s 2013 spring break,when she happened to discover her name scrawled on the Great Wall and felt a sense of destiny with China and Chinese studies.¬†Duran is a senior at American University, minoring in Chinese.