Osan hosts ‘Korean Day’ to enhance awareness
Stars and Stripes March 25, 2008
Osan American High School students and staff were treated to academic, athletic and social lessons from local schools and the South Korean military during “Korea Day,” on Friday.
The goal, according to a school news release, was to “enhance cultural awareness, communication and understanding,” between the U.S. and South Korean communities.
Osan Principal Marie Cullen and teacher Taebong Kwon organized the event with the help of the Pyeongtaek City School superintendent, Kim In-seo; principal of Jinewee High School, Kwong Hyu-goo; and South Korean Air Force Lt. Col. Kim Hyong-gon.
The Korean visitors gave lessons on Korean language, history, food, calligraphy, folktales, martial arts, handicrafts and the relationship with North Korea, according to the release.
Osan’s Parent Teacher Student Organization provided breakfast and lunch and the Korean Office of Travel and Tourism gave gifts to the Osan school hosts.
The school visit closed with a cultural performance of Korean dance and music by the Manmin Joong-ang Church.
The visitors also were given a tour of the base.