Rowland High principal Mitch Brunyer wears Korean costume while visiting the country this summer. (Photo courtesy of Rowland High School )

"An nyoung." Rowland High students will be saying "hello" to an expanded Korean program this year. The popular program will see an additional instructor, as well as new classes for the International Baccalaureate track.

"We looked at the large number of students requesting Korean language classes and decided we needed to meet the demand," explained Principal Mitch Brunyer.

Brunyer traveled to Korea this summer, where he learned a lot about the country's customs and cultures. He was joined by three Rowland High students who spent three weeks studying in Korea.

"We were selected by the Foundation for Korean Language and Culture in Los Angeles for its summer program," the local administrator said.

Brunyer joined 19 other administrators from California, New York, Virginia and Texas on the nine-day excursion. The educators toured the Asian country, learning its culture and history.

"Our tour to the DMZ was very interesting. We could see the border guards in North Korea," Brunyer recalled.

He brought back Korean memories to help run the expanded Korean curriculum in Rowland Heights.

"Eunice Lee has done a wonderful job growing the program at Rowland High," he said. "She was already teaching six classes, so we hired Anna Kim to help her teach Korean this year."

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