Four UNG students won the annual Japanese Speech Contest in Atlanta on March 7, 2020, including the grand prize of a free round-trip ticket to Japan:
Category 2
1st Place: Jonathan Lomas (Gainesville)
Special Award: Phillip Ly (Dahlonega)
Category 3
1st Place: Cursten Howard (Dahlonega, grand prize winner)
2nd Place: Edward Pearson (Dahlonega)