We are delighted that Kylee Kotula, from Methodist Ladies’ College won first place in the 2017 Regional Final of the Chinese Bridge language competition.  She will travel to China on behalf of Australia to participate in the tenth annual global Chinese Language Bridge Competition (Hanyu Qiao).

Kylee has spent almost half her life studying Chinese. She impressed judges not only with her command of Mandarin, but also with her musical prowess playing the guzheng, an ancient stringed instrument also known as the Chinese zither.

The competition was hotly contested in the presence of Mr Xu Xiao, the Minister-Counselor of Chinese Embassy, Ms Sun Anlin, Chinese Deputy Consul-General in Perth and Professor Kent Anderson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of UWA.

2017 Hanyu Qiao Chinese Proficiency Competition - Regional Final for Secondary School Students

Results

Overall

First:
Kylee Kotula from Methodist Ladies’ College, WA
Second:
Sophie Szabo from Pedare Christian College, SA
Third:
Caitlin Wilson from St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, WA

Chinese General Knowledge Category

First:
Kylee Kotula from Methodist Ladies’ College, WA
Second:
Caitlin Wilson from St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, WA
Third:
Callum Hogden from Canberra Grammar School, ACT

Public Speech Category

First:
Willam McClay from Darwin High School, NT
Second:
Sophie Szabo from Pedare Christian College, SA
Third:
Amber Roshkov from Pedare Christian College, SA

Chinese Cultural Performance Category

First:
Sophie Szabo from Pedare Christian College, SA
Second:
Kylee Kotula from Methodist Ladies’ College, WA
Third:
William McClay from Darwin High School , NT