Addison Carney, a Cumberland Middle School 6th grade student, was recently recognized in the “Honorable Mention” category from the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) 12thannual essay contest. KSCPP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of greater awareness and understanding of Korean history and culture. The KSCPP has held a national essay contest every year since 2006. Since that date, more than 3,400 students have participated in the contests.
To be eligible to participate, entrants must be between the ages of 11 and 15 and must be enrolled in a home school or a public/private middle school in the United States. This year, all entrants had to read King Sejong the Great, published by KSCPP. Then students had a choice of three topics:
- What was King Sejong’s greatest achievement?
- What can we learn about leadership from King Sejong?
- What do you think of King Sejong?
Carney’s essay included her thoughts on King Sejong’s contributions to Korean culture. For receiving Honorable Mention, Carney’s school will receive $50 to be used for materials that will teach Korean history and culture.