Winners of 7th Multicultural Youth Awards announced
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.