Ben Lee

Age 16
Edina, MN
Midwest Region
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Ben Lee’s poetry is often inspired by his Korean and Canadian heritage, mixed-race ethnicity, Midwest roots, and his childhood memories on the northern shore of Lake Superior. He grew up listening to his grandfather recite stories and poems by his ancestor, Canadian writer Robert Service. Ben explains his love for poetry as his own necessity to rationalize his thoughts and emotions with his surroundings, thereby gaining a larger understanding of his current self and the encompassing atmosphere. Ben is also a member of two varsi¬ty sports teams, two vocal ensembles, and his school’s student council.