After seeing Afghan refugees on the news, Lily (Grade 10) and Olivia (Grade 8) were inspired to organize a fundraiser for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) which supports Afghan refugees resettling in the USA. Since kite-flying is a popular pastime in Afghanistan, this fundraiser, named Help Afghans Soar Again, invited Middle School and High School students to donate and fold origami kites. Well done to Lily and Olivia who raised KRW 1 million to support Afghan refugees.
Awards and Honors
Read all about our student achievement and accomplishments of our students!
On October 2, Tyler (Grade 6) participated in the Universal Harmony Concours hosted by MyContest and held at the Maria Callas Hall. Tyler performed very well, finishing in 2nd place in the cello competition. Congratulations!
From September 30 to October 4, the Engineering and Design Club participated in the 2021 1st Youth Club Hackathon. This competition involved a 2 day online seminar and 3 days of building and racing go-karts at the Songpa-gu Future Education Center Ogeum Hub. Two SFS teams competed: Alfa Romeo who placed first in their race and Squid Game who won the Best Design award.
Ewan (Grade 2) recently participated in the Korea Youth Piano Competition. Congratulations to Ewan who won second place in his class. This result will qualify him to compete in the annual scholarship competition at the end of the year.
Several students earned awards in the 2021 International Teenage Design & Art Awards. This competition is hosted by the K-Art International Exchange Association and provides opportunities for Middle and High School students around the world to express their artistic creativity.
Student name: Rachel, Grade 11
Award: Winning Selection, Honorable mention
Joanne (Grade 12) was awarded first place within the National History Day competition in the Senior Individual Performance category outperforming competition from across the USA and from NHD winners worldwide. Named as a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar Joanne also receives a full scholarship to attend the National History Academy in the summer of 2022, a prestigious opportunity administered by 'Journey Through Hallowed Ground', a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting and supporting civic engagement through history education.
Joshua (Grade 2) won the "best performance" award in piano at the 575th JSM Korea National Student Music Competition. Joshua was nervous beforehand for his first-ever performance. However, once he got on the stage and performed, he showed no signs of nervousness and beautifully played his music without making any mistakes.
Haley (Grade 12) contributed a guest article to Columbia University's RightsViews. In the article, An Alternative Path Forward: Pivoting LGBTI Rights to Corporate Korea, Haley outlines why it would behoove Korean corporations to adopt the UN LGBTI Standards in the absence of national laws prohibiting discrimination of LGBTI people.