International Community students finish near top in national essay contest

    Sejong Cultural Society

    Three International Community School (ICS) students took their skill of writing and turned it into prizes at a recent essay contest. Anusha Bharadvaj finished third in the nationwide contest, while Marianna Druzhkova and Suniti Srinivasan each finished as honorable mentions. Third place finishers win $100 while honorable mention receives $50. The eighth grade students participate in the Humanities 2 class offered at ICS. These students won awards in the contest sponsored by the Sejong Cultural Society, a Korean cultural heritage association in Chicago. The focus of the contest was to read Korean folktales and analyze them in an essay up to 1000 words. The essays, personal statements and photos are posted on the Sejong Cultural Society website and published in Korea Times Chicago and Korean Quarterly.