At first glance, Eun-Sun Oh, who is 34 years of age and stands at a height of 5'1, may seem like an ordinary woman. However, her ambition and perseverance has proved her to be a national hero.On Tuesday, April 27, 2010, Eun-Sun Oh, a South Korean woman, became the first woman in history to climb the 14 highest mountains in the world. After 13 tumultuous hours, she finally reached the summit of Annapurna in central Nepal. At 26,545 feet above sea level, she waved the Korean flag and remarked that she wanted to savor the moment with the South Korean people. (Read more here.)
Throughout generations new and old, South Koreans have shed sweat and tears for the country it is today. Perseverance is in our blood.
As this school year comes to a close, I'd like to wish everyone (especially our graduating seniors and those leaving on co-op) good luck in realizing passions, chasing dreams, and conquering mountains.