The Hokkaido English Challenge


April 7, 2020

It’s with heavy hearts that the HEC executive team is announcing that this year’s HEC test, camp, and in-person fundraising events have all been cancelled. We made the decision to cancel after taking into account the recent survey results, current information on the safety of schools and gatherings, and the varied implementation of the new BOE guidelines.

To all those who were working to prepare your students for the test, those who have offered to volunteer as test proctors, test judges, test writers, camp staff, graphic designers, and event organizers, and those who have donated to HEC, thank you so much. HEC doesn’t happen without your help. 

Moving forward, the HEC team will be preparing for next year when hopefully the pandemic will be under control. We are hoping to include the students that missed out this year in the next iteration of HEC. This year’s test packet will be a great example for next year’s test, so please feel free to use it again next year. We also hope to host some fun online events, so please stay tuned.

Wishing you all the best,

Team HEC 2020

Kristin Kleinman,

Oliver Firth,

Casey Lodge,

Rose Nguyen,

Colin Takeo,

Arthur Zhu,

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