It gives me great pleasure to nominate Kaytie Joo-Yun for the Brotherton Community Champions scholarship. Academically, she soars with a GPA of 3.78 which is consistent throughout her entire school career. Kaytie is well respected among her peers and embraces opportunities at school. Because of this she is currently the ASB Secretary for her class, is in the Orchestra Club (currently performing in the pit orchestra for Les Miserables and has been playing the violin since 4th grade), Key Club (this is a community service club – last weekend Kaytie participated in the “Bringing them Home” walk-a-thon and raised money for a family who is adopting three children). Last month she even received the very prestigious VISSTA Award (Very Industrious Students Striving to Achieve) which is quite an honor at her school. Kaytie has also participated in a walk-a-thon to raise money to restore a church in Scotland wearing the McNeil tartan and Celtic broach. She is Scottish in her heart but is a Korean adoptee. She very much embraces her Korean culture and is very active in KIDS (Korean Identity Development Society) often planning events for the teen group throughout the year. Her parents are middle-class without much extra money so when she decided she wanted to visit her birth country for the first time last year, she used her creative thinking and made note pads and shopping lists and raised enough money to go last January – as you can see when Kaytie sets her mind to do something, she doesn’t set limitations. Her love of community does not have borders as she reached out this past January and in lieu of birthday presents asked for donations to go to the Eastern Child Welfare Society in Korea. Kaytie’s outreach to others is with her whole selfless heart and she does so not for any recognition but because she genuinely feels it important to reach out to others. Kaytie has her sights set on going to the University of Washington and I am sure she will find a way to follow her dreams and goals. Kaytie talks often of going to college and is encouraged to do so by her Mom and Step Dad who do not have college degrees. It is my hope to collect scholarship money to help her attain that very important goal. As you can see Kaytie is a high achiever, is involved in her community and school, and is quite a special young lady. It is my hope that you give her serious consideration to become a Brotherton Community Champion.
Kaytie - Exceptionally Extraordinary!!!
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