Kim, who is Filipino & Irish, is a senior this year at Skyview High School in Nampa, Idaho. She is the National Honor Society president and member of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and Idaho Drug Free Youth. In the summer of 2010, Kim traveled to Orlando, Florida, with a HOSA team and competed in the HOSA Bowl, a game show competition designed to test a wide array of knowledge over health care in general. Nationally, they placed 6th in the country and was one of the top ranking Idaho teams ever in that event.
Aside from clubs, Kim is an athlete in track and field and takes advantage of concurrent enrollment programs through colleges and AP classes. This year alone she is studying Literature, Calculus, Organic Chemistry, and Physics while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Kim also enjoys volunteering in her community at the Salvation Army and the Canyon County Animal Shelter throughout the school months. On summer mornings, you'll most likely find her tutoring during the summer school program at the middle school she attended several years ago. In her free time, she likes to kick it and hang out with her best friends, adventure out to new places to eat, workout, and attend her school's sports events. A couple talents that Kim has been working on are her drawing abilities and guitar playing.
Some of the most important figures in Kim's life are her parents who have instilled within her a blunt determination to face any adversity in life, and the war veterans who have sacrificed their homes, families, and security, all so that we can maintain our own. After high school, Kim will continue with her education at a university most likely on the west coast. With a major in animal science or engineering, she hopes to later attend a school of veterinary medicine so that she can combine her love of animals, science, and medicine into a rewarding career benefiting not only animals but humans and society as well.
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