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Edmonds CC mathematics student is top scholar

02/24/16

Soohwan Jung
Soohwan Jung

Edmonds Community College student Soohwan Jung will be recognized for his scholastic achievement and community and college service at a ceremony at noon, March 24 at South Puget Sound Community College, in Olympia. Governor Jay Inslee will be the keynote speaker at the event.

Representing Edmonds CC, Jung is among 66 of the state’s top scholars, representing 34 community and technical colleges in Washington state, who will receive recognition as members of the All-Washington Academic Team. Each two-year college in the state may nominate up to two students for the honor.

Jung is a 22-year-old student from Korea pursuing a transfer degree with an emphasis in mathematics. His GPA is 4.0. He currently serves on the student government board as the Executive Officer for Academics and works as a supplemental instructor in a math class.

Outside of his studies, he spends his time teaching Korean to other students and enjoys hanging out with friends and traveling.

After Edmonds CC, Jung plans to transfer to a four-year university next fall and get his Bachelor’s degree and ultimately a Ph.D. in mathematics. He hopes to become a university professor teaching math.

“I’m thankful for being selected to be part of the team,” said Jung. “It means a great deal to represent Edmonds Community College.”

Jung said that getting involved in student government and activities gave him a sense of belonging and has contributed to his academic success.

“It is important to become part of the community,” said Jung. “I encourage all students to take the opportunity to get involved. It has taught me leadership skills and confidence.”

A place on the All-Washington Academic Team comes with a $250 scholarship from KeyBank of Washington. The top ranked member of the All-Washington Academic Team will be named the state’s New Century Scholar, receive a $2,000 scholarship and additional honors and scholarships as part of the All-USA Academic Team for community, technical, and junior colleges.

The Washington State Association of College Trustees will also award three $1,000 scholarships to the second-ranked, third-ranked, and fourth-ranked members of the team. In addition, all of the state’s public four-year colleges and universities and most of the state’s independent colleges offer additional scholarships for academic team members who transfer to their schools.

Learn more about the All-Washington Academic Team at www.spscc.edu/allwa.

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