Golly So, at age 11, completed a forty second, cut-paper animation with help from her younger sister while in Gava/Gate Animation Class. Her finished short film, Let’s Go Iceskating!, won Second Place in the Children’s Film Category at the 2001 Ottawa International Student Animation Festival (SAFO 01) and High Honors in Youth Film (with a cash prize) at the 2003 Kalamazoo Animation Festival International (KAFI 03). Her youth film has been included in the University of Maryland College Park Non-Print Media Collection.
She attended Elon University and received the LIN Media Digital Scholarship Award in 2012.
Golly excelled in her college career as an Elon University Honors Fellow.