First Place Winner - Argument Essay Category
A political science major, Seungyoun “Sally” Noh was born and raised in South Korea. Her essay describes the mentally and physically grueling race to college to which Korean youths are subjected. Through the relentless pressure to study and compete with their friends, she argues Korean schools have stymied the dreams of a generation of students. In “Let’s Take a Break,” Sally calls for a more humane childhood, one in which students will have time to realize their passions.
Noh, Seungyoun "Sally", "Let's Take a Break" (2012). Writing Programs. 3.