Honors

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2018

$160k scholarship awarded by the Johns Hopkins University to ~20 students in each freshman class. For demonstrating commitment to community, academic drive, and scholastic achievement in both creative and research-driven disciplines.

Valedictorian with Distinction, OCSA.  

Director’s Choice Award. Two students selected by the Director of OCSA’s Creative Writing Department for artistic excellence, commitment to community, and embodying the “Spirit of Creative Writing”.

Meraki, Atmosphere Press. Poetry anthology detailing my relationship with the Korean-American experience. Featured in Read Poetry,  The Korea Daily, and The Peahce Project.

National AP Scholar

Finalist, Contemporary Poetry Chapbook Prize, Kallisto Gaia Press. 

Honorable Mention, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Poetry.

Spoken Word Performer, Statewide Rollout 6: Environmental Literacy Conference. One of three spoken word performers. Nominated by instructors and the Orange County Department of Education. Performed for 200+ instructors. For the purpose of demonstrating the intersections between environmental science, creative writing, and performance.

Poet of the Year. Voted by the faculty of OCSA’s Creative Writing Department. 

National Medalist and Three Gold Keys, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Poetry, Short Story. Awarded to less than 1% of 400k applicants. Invited to the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall.

Silver Key, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Poetry.