Sarah Oh, a fifth grader at Mountain Avenue Elementary, won a $300 scholarship for the essay she submitted for a contest sponsored by the Korean American Foundation
Oh titled her work "I am Proud to be Korean-American."
In her essay, Oh wrote about how proud she is to be part of the Korean and American cultures. She said she has an advantage over other students because she can enjoy playing games like American Monopoly as well as the Korean game of chance Yut-Nori. She also enjoys both Korean and American music and celebrates holidays that are from the two cultures.
She also included that she felt it important to speak, read, understand and write Korean and English. She speaks Korean to honor her heritage and English to do well in school.