Following a housewife with three children and a pre-college student, a middle school student blogger, who is curious and full of ideas, has been appointed as a one-day honorary mayor of Seoul. The student, named Kwon Sang-woo (15), has been running a blog called Sangwoo’s Diary since he was a fourth grader in primary school.
Now a second grader at Cheongun Middle School, Kwon Sang-woo became associated with the city of Seoul on 3 February 2012 when he served as a member of the first panel at “A talk with Bloggers” celebrating Mayor Park Won Soon’s first 100 days in office.
On Saturday, March 10, when he did not have to go to school as a result of the city’s implementation of the ‘five-day study week’ policy starting from March this year, he joined Mayor Park’s visit to various sites from 10:00 in the morning until 03:30 in the afternoon.
Honorary Mayor Kwon said, “My dream is to be a person who always dreams about new things and brings happiness to myself and many others.”
“It was an exciting and thrilling experience to accompany Mayor Park, whom I believe is a person who thinks, dreams, and acts wholeheartedly,” said Kwon.
He also said that if he were the mayor of Seoul, he would implement caring welfare policies for the underprivileged.
The city of Seoul is planning to continue the “Honorary mayor for a day” program for citizens in a variety of fields in line with Mayor Park’s philosophy of “The citizens are the mayor.”