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Teacher’s praise in South Korea sparks interests in math, science

When Michael Lee prepared to move to the United States from South Korea two years ago, his dad gave him some advice about American culture. “When you’re talking to someone, look the person in the eye, and when someone sneezes, say, ‘God bless you.’ ” Lee came to the U.S. to finish his high school education, joining his brother, a student at Eastern Washington University. His father’s advice must have helped. Colleen Thornton, Lee’s counselor at Mead High School, said, “Michael acclimated quickly to the language and the culture.”