Yongsan commissary scholarship winner
YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Seoul American High School graduate Kiersten Pak-Blyzniuk is congratulated by her mother after Kiersten was awarded a $1,500 scholarship at the Yongsan Commissary June 26. She was one of 600 winners worldwide in the Defense Commissary Agency 2008 Scholarships for Military Children program.

<b>YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea</b> - A Seoul American High School graduate won a $1,500 scholarship June 26 from the Defense Commissary Agency 2008 Scholarships for Military Children.

Kiersten Pak-Blyzniuk earned one of only 600 scholarships available to military children worldwide.

Students had to maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average, demonstrate a high level of community involvement and write a 500-word essay.

"I'm very proud of her," said her father, Michael Blyzniuk. "She works very hard on everything she does whether it's academics or athletics."

Kiersten will enroll at Pennsylvania State University. "I think this scholarship shows that my hard work has paid off," she said, "and I'm happy for that."

<i>Go to www.commissaries.com to see a complete list of scholarship winners worldwide</i>

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