Meet Carolyn Kim, a fifteen-year-old who lives in Villa Park, California. She has two older sisters, who are twenty and eighteen years old, and one thirteen-year-old brother. Additionally, she has one nameless bearded dragon, two dogs named Sparky and Nigel, and three turtles named Murtel, Squitle, and Wellington. Carolyn thinks her turtles can be quite funny to watch.
Carolyn has been a homeschooler for seven years, and was taught by her mom until she was in fourth grade. She then went to public school for fifth grade and sixth grade. After that, she started taking TPS classes, and has been with TPS for two years. Carolyn’s favorite subject is science, and she loves learning about anatomy and how things work. She hopes to be an engineer in the future.
Carolyn has many hobbies. Reading is definitely one of her favorite pastimes. She enjoys the works of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Carolyn also loves creating things, and enjoys building small objects, carpentry, whittling, and tinkering with Legos. An avid photographer, Carolyn takes incredible photos of scenery, such as the ocean. She believes that photography captures beautiful, priceless memories, relieves stress, and enables her to observe God’s glory on a personal level. Since she enjoys getting to know others better and serving the Lord, Carolyn is often involved in her church. She is a photographer for a VBS and plays piano and guitar in her youth group’s worship band.
Carolyn will be working with clay for her first time as the Apologetics Columnist. She took interest in the position when she participated in two apologetics classes and began to compete regularly in speech and debate. Along with her goal to improve her speaking skills, she decided to put her writing skills to work and took a position with clay. The most important aspect of apologetics, according to Carolyn, is the defense of the Christian faith. While understanding the material is critical, explaining it is the key component. The arguments must be delivered in a way that is not offensive or aggressive, but rather in a way through which others can understand. Carolyn hopes to accomplish just that and is excited to work with clay this year!