The grand final was held in Sydney on 30 June, when IGS students studying Chinese, including Jacky Peng, Tara Wright, Hunter Mackenzie, Henry Lester, Therese Briganti and Benjamin Briganti, competed against 1,000 students from across NSW.
IGS Chinese Teacher Linda Gu said Benjamin received outstanding results and was recognised by China’s Northwest University where he was offered a scholarship for his “fabulous performance”.
Linda said the scholarship would allow him to further his Chinese studies in China.
“Benjamin would like to express his appreciation for benefiting immensely from the expertise, intellect, continual inspiration, warm encouragement and insightful supervision from the Language Team headed by Rosalba,” Linda said.
IGS also congratulates Jack and Therese for achieving an “amazing” term group first prize.
Tara, Henry and Hunter also won second place in the term group and Benjamin won the first place in the non-native group in the contest.
Linda said the competition was composed of two rounds, each lasting for five hours.
“It is devoted to performances of Chinese poems,” Linda said.