“Ronin: The Fallen Samurai” by Moon Hyung Lee
Seoul, South Korea
St. Paul’s School in Concord, Grade 11
Moon Hyung Lee is currently a junior at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire. Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, she moved to the United States in 2011 to study at Rumsey Hall School – a junior boarding school in Connecticut – where she graduated magna cum laude in 2013. She also received 2013 President’s Award for Educational Excellence. At St. Paul’s, she’s been involved in a-capella, choir, and other activities such as establishing St. Paul’s chapter of Liberty North Korea.
Moon Hyung Lee learned about the ‘Young Writers Contest’ while browsing through the internet to see if there was such a contest for people of her age. She was very excited not only to come across the site, but also to find that the contest focused on peace and culture. Her interest in Japanese culture and peace in general seemed to fall right into place. On peace issues, in particular, she thought she had a chance to express in a short story some of her feelings built through her voluntary work on ‘comfort women,’ North Korean human rights, and ethnic minority children in Kunming, China.
Moon Hyung Lee hopes the opportunity created by the Young Writers Contest will help to strengthen her interest and potential in the world of literature and creative writing.
From 2015 Young Writers Contest Judge Antonya Nelson:
A respect for research and its usefulness in story-making is evident here. An old story gains new life.
Moon Hyung Lee’s winning story will be featured in our 2016 edition of DoveTales, An International Journal of the Arts.
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