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Future IT expert Hong inspires others with positive energy

Hong Seok-yeon is a junior at Seoul Information Technology High School. Born to a Mexican mother and a Korean father, she shows a strong interest in her mother's home country.
Hong Seok-yeon
Hong Seok-yeon
Hong often interacts with other children from similar backgrounds by engaging in various activities in the local community of Latin American immigrants, through which she learns about her Mexican culture.

At school, she shows a big passion for the information technology (IT) field. From his early school years, she showed strong intellectual curiosity in IT subjects and has been actively participating in various international programming contests, as well as those hosted by local education offices.

With the goal to pursue her career as an IT expert, she entered Seoul Information Technology High School. As she strives to achieve her dream, the hardworking student has already attained several certificates for computer programing.

Beyond her scholastic achievements, Hong is popular among her peers thanks to her outgoing personality. She is always willing to hear other people's stories inside and outside of the classroom, and his positive energy inspires others.

Kim's creativity helps peers relieve COVID-19-boredom

Born to a Filipina mother and a Korean father, Kim Kyung-min is a senior at Korea Polytechnic Dasom High School in Jecheon, North Chungcheong Province. Specializing in plant engineering, he shows exceptional skills in wielding.

Kim Kyung-min
Kim Kyung-min
Moreover, he is a creative student who successfully organized a school concert in 2021. As a member of the student council, he came up with various ideas on how to hold events with the aim to help relieve the stress of students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kim, who is good at articulately expressing his opinion, successfully pitched his plan to hold the concert in front of many teachers and students. After his idea was positively received by the teachers, he created a plan by playing a leading role in organizing the concert which was held in June.

Based on his communication skills and enthusiasm for event planning, he dreams to become a festival organizer in the future and take part in managing global-scale events like the Edinburgh Festival. He is set to enter university next spring to study major event planning.

*Editor's note: In the original copy of this story, we misidentified the gender of Hong Seok-yeon, one of the winners in the high school category. We regret the error.

Lee Hyo-jin lhj@koreatimes.co.kr

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