Indonesian speaking competition held in Browns Plains

Students from five high schools have battled it out in the 2017 Indonesian Language Speech Competition at Browns Plains State High School on July 12.

For the second year of the competition the year 7 and 8 students had to complete 90 second speeches about their families, hobbies and interests.

Ferny Grove student Christopher Hamilton placed first in the year 8 section and Park Ridge student Leilani Duncan won the year 7 section.

In the year 8 section, Park Ridge student Sana Jabare came second and Ferny Grove student Zanden Jeh placed third.

Park Ridge had a clean sweep int he year 7 section with second place going to Jordyn Byer and third to Shanayah Llewellyn.

Other schools to take part included Springwood SHS, Browns Plains SHS and Prince of Peace Lutheran College.

Judge Ibu Nana Sheridan said the students had improved from last year.

“They’ve really taken our feedback on board,” she said.

“They are motivated to learn and I keep reminding them that they need to perform for the audience.

“Not worrying about what other people think of them when they are out on stage is one of the keys to success.”

Year 8 student Sana Jabare said the competition was very strong.

“It was really nerve-racking but it has been quite fun,” he said.

“I have been practicing quite a bit and everyone has worked really hard.”

Languages teacher Kerry O’Connor said she was impressed by the students commitment over the school holidays.

“They were nervous but they all did so well,” she said.