Jiseong Choi ’23 has won his share of awards during his time at Wilbraham & Monson Academy.
The four-year WMA student earned an award outside of the Academy this summer, and it was a biggie.
Jiseong won a bronze medal on the topic of Environmental Research Aug. 31 at the 6th annual International Youth Essay Competition, which was open to any middle or high school student in the world. Participants had to first pass a screening before moving to the 3,000-word thesis submission phase.
The journal “Knowledge to Lead” will include Jiseong’s work in its Volume #3, Issue #3, which is scheduled for October.
Jiseong on why he entered the contest: “I’ve always been interested in hydroponics and other smart farming technology. During the summer I wanted to investigate more so I started a research paper.”
Jiseong on winning a bronze medal: “I’m very proud I won a bronze medal. I want to major in environmental or agricultural science. I feel this research paper gave me an opportunity to expand my knowledge and comprehend more about those subjects.”
Jiseong on what he gained from the research process: “Through the research paper I learned more about food insecurity in Africa and how plastic bottles can be recycled to fight food insecurity.”