Win­ners of 7th Mul­ti­cul­tural Youth Awards an­nounced

The Korea Times - - FRONT PAGE -

The Korea Times has se­lected 10 stu­dents and two groups as win­ners of the sev­enth Korea Mul­ti­cul­tural Youth Awards.

The win­ner of the grand prize, to be pre­sented by the min­is­ter of gen­der equal­ity and fam­ily, is Choi Nyeong-ju of Buyeong Girls’ High School in Yeosu, South Je­olla Prov­ince.

Born to a Korean fa­ther and Ja­panese mother, Choi has ex­hib­ited aca­demic ex­cel­lence, lead­er­ship and de­bat­ing skills. She won the first prize in a pro­vin­cial bilin­gual speak­ing con­test and third prize at a na­tional event.

An­other high school stu­dent, Na Su-jin, re­ceived the Se­moon Chang award for her Rus­sian speak­ing skills. Na won first prize in a na­tional con­test for for­eign lan­guage speak­ing last year.

Hong Ye-seul, a sixth grader at Seoul Sin­gok El­e­men­tary School, is the win­ner of the spe­cial jury award, for her com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills in both English and Ta­ga­log.

An­other el­e­men­tary school stu­dent, Sa Sun-gyung, won the Asian Friends Viet­nam Schol­ar­ship spon­sored by Asian Friends, an NGO sup­port­ing mul­ti­cul­tural fam­i­lies. The award is only given to Viet­namese peo­ple and Sa is ac­knowl­edged for her class­room lead­er­ship and ta­lent in lit­er­a­ture.

Two out­stand­ing stu­dents each from el­e­men­tary, mid­dle and high schools were also awarded, while two groups were se­lected in the vol­un­teer cat­e­gory.

The award cer­e­mony will be held Nov. 22 at the Korea Press Cen­ter in cen­tral Seoul.

Choi Nyeong-ju

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