On April 24, 2011, Confucius Institute at the University of Central Arkansas sent two students to Houston to participate in the Chinese Bridge—Chinese Language Competition. David Teaster is a student of Chinese at UCA and Paige Morphew is a sophomore at Hot Springs High School. The contest was held at the Consulate General of China in Houston. Chinese Consulate at Houston has jurisdiction over 8 southern states from US and Porto Rico. The Chinese Bridge Contest is a worldwide Chinese language proficiency contest. It requires a good understanding of Chinese culture and language skills. There were 7 high school student contestants and 8 college student contestants. Paige Morphew won the second prize and David won honorable mention. Paige will have the opportunity to go to China to watch the worldwide competition which will held in China, in October.