Pre­de­ces­sors spur on ex­am­i­nees born in new cen­tury

Changjiang Weekly - - SOCIETY - By Xiang Jie & Deng Xiao­long

Wuhan saw about 54,000 high school stu­dents on June

7 and 8 tak­ing the Na­tional Col­lege En­trance Ex­am­i­na­tion (the gaokao). This year marks a new chap­ter in the 40-year his­tory of the gaokao: a vast ma­jor­ity of this year's ex­am­i­nees were born in

2000.

At about 8:00 A.M. on June 7, Yi Mengt­ing, a bi­ol­ogy teacher from Wu­gang No. 3 High School, was stand­ing in front of the gate of Gangcheng No.16 High School en­cour­ag­ing her stu­dents while dis­tribut­ing ad­mis­sion tick­ets to them. Born in 1994, Yi is one of the teach­ers born in the 1990s with stu­dents tak­ing the exam. The at­mos­phere when she was tak­ing the gaokao seven years ago is still fresh in her me­mory. This time, she ex­claimed, "the most cher­ished scene un­folds when stu­dents strive se­ri­ously af­ter their dreams."

Yi Mengt­ing and her stu­dents

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