12th National Essay Contest Winners!
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all those who participated in KSCPP’s 12th national essay contest.
We hope that our contest gave everyone an opportunity to experience the true spirit of Korea through learning about King Sejong’s devotion and selflessness.
This year’s winners are as follows:
1st Place: Carter McLean, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, LA)
2nd Place: Ariana Grace Garcia, Sage Ridge School (Reno, NV)
3rd Place: Keaton Taylor, Lukfata Elementary School (Broken Bow, OK)
Sydney Shumaker, Peterson Middle School (Sunnyvale, CA)
Brooke Liu, William B Travis Vanguard and Academy for the Talented and Gifted (Dallas, TX)
Elizabeth Mulvaney, Sage Ridge School (Reno, NV)
Addison M. Carney, Cumberland County Middle School (Cumberland, VA)
Julia Jeong, Cupertino Middle School (Cupertino, CA)
Kevin Truong, James L. Coble Middle School (Arlington, TX)
William Kemp, Lukfata Elementary School (Broken Bow, OK)
Thank you again for all your great efforts,and please look for our next essay contest announcement this fall.
Annual National Essay Contest
Since 2006, we have held a national essay contest every year, and distributed our publications to 3,000 middle schools, 6,300 high schools and the top 500 colleges in the United States.
More than 3,400 students have participated in the contests.
Many students have expressed gratitude for the chance to learn historical examples of the Hongik Ingan philosophy (“To Live for the Benefit of humankind”)
and the values of Chung Hyo Ye (filial devotion, loyalty, and respectful benevolence).
Through this initiative, we have aimed to foster the spirit of altruism and compassion in the younger generation, and so contribute to the world's cultivation of greater peace and prosperity.