Hagåtña, Guam – Acting Governor Joshua Tenorio personally congratulated Harvest Christian Academy Senior Sechan Yoon for being selected as a Presidential Scholar finalist.
Mr. Yoon is among 161 high school seniors across the nation to receive the Presidential Scholar recognition. A ceremony to honor and present all 161 students with a Presidential Scholar Medallion will be held on June 23rd in Washington, D.C.
“Sechan is a gifted student and the Governor and I are very proud of his achievements. Being named a Presidential Scholar is one of the highest honors a high school student can receive so we look forward to Sechan’s bright future ahead,” said Acting Governor Joshua Tenorio. “Sechan told me that he wants to pursue a career in the science field and I challenged him to either return to Guam after his studies or engage in scientific research that will benefit our island. His graduation ceremony is tonight, so I want to be the first to congratulate him and his proud family on this achievement as well.”
Presidential Scholars are selected annually based on their academic success, artistic and technical excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, and participation in community service or leadership positions. Candidates are chosen based on their performance on the College Board SAT and ACT exams or through nominations made by education-based organizations. This year, 5,200 candidates initially qualified for the 2019 awards based on their test scores.
Harvest Christian Academy (HCA) Senior Sechan Yoon is presented with a Certificate of Recognition from the Office of the Governor for being selected as a 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholar, one of the highest honors a high school student can receive. From left to right: Dr. Larry Nagengast, HCA Administrator; Joo Chul Yoon, Sechan’s Father; Jihee Kim, Sechan’s Mother; Sechan Yoon; Acting Governor Joshua Tenorio; Acting Lieutenant Governor Tina Rose Muña-Barnes.