I am a ten-year-old student at the Curtis School in Los Angeles.
I entered my essay into the contest because I am proud of my ethnic background. All of my ancestors were born in Korea, which I have visited many times.
I love the Korean culture-the food (especially bul-go-gi and kal-bi), the language, and the historical sites and sights.
I wanted to write about a recent trip to Seoul where my mom and I searched for her past.
Through writing this essay, I learned that building bridges isn’t accomplished only by touching or seeing what my ancestors had. Although many historical landmarks remain, but many “unimportant” buildings are demolished and get replaced by other buildings.
By exploring my thoughts, I realized I could also connect with my heritage by listening to my parents stories, which have a big effect on my imagination. Through these stories, I can imagine Korea in the past.
Someday, I want to start either a computer company or a car company.
My hobbies are Lego’s and biking.
My personal interests include the piano, the violin, and cars, especially the DeLorean.
My personal hero is Bill Gates because he created the first software for personal computers.
Los Angeles, CA
Curtis School (4th gr)