The Chinese Confucius Institute in Spain, in association with the Embassy of China, hold a competition each year for Secondary School students who are learning Chinese and Chinese culture. The competition involves presentations in Chinese and artistic interpretation of Chinese dance and music.
At the “Bridge to China” contest this year, Catalina Morro, Grade 11 at ICS Madrid, won the Madrid competition in April, and subsequently won the final national contest in Leon in early May in front of a big audience. In late October, Catalina went to China representing Spain, and made it to the finals in a worldwide competition with contenders from all over the world. As a result she has been offered a six-month scholarship to study in China in the future for her "outstanding knowledge of the Chinese language and Culture".
Catalina is pictured second from left at the prize giving ceremony.