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Skyline Students Excel at State Chinese Language and Talent Competition

Skyline Students Excel at State Chinese Language and Talent Competition

Posted by Elizabeth Egan on 20 June, 2017

More than 460 students from 158 public and private schools, heritage institutions, and home tutoring programs competed in the 2017 Washington State Chinese Language and Talent competition. Congratulations to the following Skyline High School students who took home honors. 

  • Cynthia Xie Public Speaking-A Second Place
  • Kevin Cai Public Speaking-A Third Place
  • Roger Lin Public Speaking-B Third Place
  • David Kim Public Speaking-C First Place; Individual Language Arts Second Place
  • Daniel Qiang Individual Chinese Singing First Place
  • Annie Tang Individual Talent Show Second Place
  • Kevin Zhu, Kevin Cai, Christopher Tang Group Language Arts Second Place
  • Roy Liu, Young-Young Ma, Jeremy Gunawan, Matthew Gong, Jarrett Chang-Lam Group Language Arts Third Place

This annual competition is co-organized by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and all the winning students receive OSPI certificates signed by Washington State Superintendent Chris Reykdal. Skyline Principal Donna Hood, State Senator Bob Hasegawa, OSPI World Languages Supervisor Angela Dávila joined more than 800 attendees celebrating students’ achievements at the award ceremony held on May 28 in Seattle. Skyline junior Daniel Qiang, on behalf of the winners, played his winning performance at the award ceremony. 

For more information about the Washington State Chinese Language and Talent Competition, please visit their website at

Photo from left to right: Kevin Zhu, Kevin Cai, Annie Tang, Jeremy Gunawan, Young-Young Ma and Ms. Cathie Jing (award presenter)