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Chinese immersion students in Alpine School District put their language skills to the test in China

Orem • Tamblyn Lonergan remembers crying at the kitchen table when she was in fourth grade as she told her parents how difficult it was to learn Chinese.

That is now a distant and amusing memory for Lonergan, a 10th grader who is among the first class of Chinese dual immersion students in the Alpine School District who are now in high school and fresh off a recent trip to China where they were able to try out those hard-earned language skills, the Daily Herald in Provo reports.

“I am so happy that they made me stick with it, because I have all this knowledge I can take throughout my whole life,” Lonergan said.