Kim Heang Kinsey is the winner of the 22nd annual Literary Achievement Award in Wells-Ogunquit Community School District. She won for an essay called “Charity in Cambodia.”
Kinsey who is born and raised in Cambodia spent her early years in a refugee camp during the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. She returned to live with her family in Cambodia. Her parents enrolled her in school and she has become a life-long learner. She is currently taking adult education courses. During high school she did some English language instruction.
She is currently living in America with her American husband. She passed the Cambodian national test to become a teacher in 2006.