Haeun Lee attended Cedar Park Christian, Lynnwood campus, as an international student in the 2015 to 2017 school years for fifth and sixth grade. Morgan Brockmann, sixth grade teacher on the Lynnwood Campus and her husband hosted Haeun in their home. Haeun not only became a family member of the Brockmann family, she was also a special student on the Lynnwood Campus!
Returning to Korea Haeun entered a nationwide contest for an opportunity to be an official Torch Bearer in the 2018 Olympic Torch Relay. The theme was “Let Everyone Shine” with an emphasis highlighting those who achieve in their community and those who seek their dreams to open new horizons. In Korea a nationwide contest asked people to write an essay about something that they pursued that changed their lives.
Sharing her experiences while living in America with the Brockmann family, Hauen wrote about how the opportunity changed who she was.
Hauen was selected to interview in front of the Olympic Committee and was chosen out of many candidates for the once-in-a-lifetime honour of carrying the official Olympic Torch which she proudly did on January 8th, 2018!