Awards

poetry/fiction/creative nonfiction

  • Skipping Stones Youth Honor Awards (Skipping Stones International Multicultural Literary Magazine), Winner: "Candlelight/촛불" - August 31, 2017 

  • Teen Sequins Poetry Contest (Gigantic Sequins), Honorable Mention: “Another Morning,” “Han,” “Leftovers" - August 19, 2017 

  • Chief Carlo Celebration of Culture Award (Aerie International), Winner: "Candlelight" - May 18, 2017

  • “It’s All Write!” Teen Writing Contest (Ann Arbor District Library), Finalist (Flash Fiction): "Gangnam Style" - May 16, 2017  

  • 2017 Young Writers Contest (Writing for Peace Organization), Finalist (Poetry): "The Wrong Mix" - May 1, 2017

  • 2017 Kindness Poetry Contest (Origami Poems Project), Finalist: "Daydreaming" - March 9, 2017

  • Editor’s Choice Award (Teen Ink): "Golden Fleece" - March 9, 2017

  • Creative Minds Fiction Contest (Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth), Top Ten Essay: "Ankh" - December 3, 2016

  • Novel Writing Competition (Write the World), Shortlist: Excerpt from An Honest Look - November 30, 2017 

  • Editor’s Choice Award (Teen Ink): "Twinkle" - October 22, 2016 

 

essays/articles/papers

  • Skipping Stones Youth Honor Awards (Skipping Stones Multicultural Literary Magazine), Winner: "Owning Up to Past Atrocities" - August 31, 2017  

  • Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Gold Key (Critical Essay): “An Art of Life: Lee Joong Seop’s Painting, Bull” - February 4, 2017 

  • Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Gold Key (Journalism): “Owning Up to Past Atrocities” - February 4, 2017 

  • Scholastic Art & Writing AwardsHonorable Mention (Critical Essay): “A Failure of International Intervention: The Rwandan Genocide” - February 4, 2017  

  • Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Honorable Mention (Journalism): “A Political Scandal Without a Precedent” - February 4, 2017  

  • 2016 Research Competition for Innovative Green Technologies and MovementsAward of Excellence (International Environmental Technology Laboratory - University of Wisconsin-Madison): "Promoting Individual Access to Solar Energy" - September 30, 2016 

  • Korea Social Science Conference for Youth, Excellent Youth Scholars Award (Yonsei University School of Integrated Technology and the Asan Nanum Foundation): “Technological Primitivism and Totalitarianism in Ayn Rand's Anthem” - April 2, 2016 

  • IET (International English Test), Regional (Seoul) Grand Prize (IET Committee, Seoul National University International Language Institute) - September 1, 2015 

  • Oxford Youth Writing Challenge, Bodley Silver Award (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine-University of Oxford & International Youth NGO Network) - August 12, 2015 

  • IEEC (International English Essay Contest), National Gold Prize (21 Foreign Language High Schools in Korea) - July 9, 2015 

  • IET (International English Test), Regional (Seoul) Gold Prize (IET Committee, Seoul National University International Language Institute) April 30, 2015 

  • SKEC (Seoul National University of Education Korea Herald English Contest), Regional (Seoul) Grand Prize (Seoul National University of Education and Korea Herald) - January 19, 2015 

  • Korea Times International English Essay Contest, National Gold Prize (The Korea Times Global Net) - November 28, 2014 

  • Korea Times International English Proficiency Contest, National Silver Prize (The Korea Times Global Net) - October 31, 2014 

  • IEEC (International English Essay Contest), National Silver Prize (21 Foreign Language High Schools in Korea)October 21, 2014

  • Korea JoongAng Daily Summer Internship Program, Award of Excellence (Korea JoongAng Daily in association with International New York Times) - August 11–15, 2014 

  • SKEC (Seoul National University of Education Korea Herald English Contest), National Gold Prize (Seoul National University of Education and Korea Herald )August 4, 2014 

  • IEEC (International English Essay Contest), National Grand Prize (21 Foreign Language High Schools in Korea) July 10, 2014 

  • Korea Times International English Essay Contest, National Grand Prize (The Korea Times Global Net) - June 9, 2014  

  • Korea Times International English Proficiency Contest, National Gold Prize (The Korea Times Global Net) - May 2, 2014

  • SKEC (Seoul National University of Education Korea Herald English Contest), National Grand Prize (Seoul National University of Education and Korea Herald) January 27, 2014