Rachel Falsey is 14 years old and in 8th grade.
She entered the 2007 Sejong Writing Competition after her teacher mentioned it during class because she knew she had a good story to tell. Right away she thought of the Korean martial art Tae Kwon Do and how it’s tenets have affected the way she lives.
Rachel has learned that the Korean culture through the sport of Tae Kwon Do has influenced her life in many positive ways.
Some of her goals in the near future are to do well in school, play sports, and enjoy life. Rachel hopes to become a veterinarian in the future.
Some of her hobbies and interests include Tae Kwon Do, soccer, volleyball, snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, reading, and drawing.
Bethany Hamilton is one of her personal heroes because she is brave, hardworking, and has a positive outlook on life.
New Glarus, WI
New Glarus Middle School (8th gr)