Seol Won YangSchool: Oakland Mills High SchoolHometown...

Student Standout

November 05, 1995

Seol Won Yang

School: Oakland Mills High School

Hometown: Columbia

Age: 17

Seol, a senior at Oakland Mills, is tops in his class of 263. He carries a 4.0 grade-point average in Advanced Placement and Honors classes. He has attended Oakland Mills for two years. Prior to that he spent three years in California.

He came to the United States from Korea with his family five years ago. He is bilingual and speaks English and Korean.

Seol took first place at the Oakland Mills High School Science Fair in 1992.

He is a member of the National Honor Society and a Maryland Distinguished Scholar semifinalist. He is listed in Who's Who Among American High School Students. Seol belongs to several clubs at Oakland Mills. He has been a member of the Math Club for two years and member of the Chess Team for one year. Seol is treasurer of the Art and Spanish clubs.

Seol has run cross country for two years and swims. He has played tennis for one year. He has also participated in the Advanced Choir for two years, Madrigals for one and been a volunteer in school productions with the stage crew.

Outside of school, Seol is a member of the Bethel Presbyterian Youth Group's Newsletter Committee and a member of the Student Action Leadership Team at the church.

Seol has done research during his summer with a Johns Hopkins University professor at Sinai Hospital. He received certification from the National Institute of Health for his research. Seol is working on a project in his Science Research Class at Oakland Mills. He is in the beginning stages of studying "hibernations processes."

Plans: Seol would like to become a doctor and specialize in surgery.Applied to the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Chicago and Boston University.

His comments: On comparing his education in Korea to Oakland Mills, he said, Oakland Mills "is definitely better. In Korea you just study to get into college. Here you get social skills and learn about different relationships and relating to people."

Send nominations to Jill L. Kubatko, Student Standout, The Sun for Howard County, 5570 Sterrett Place, Suite 300, Columbia 21044. Please enclose a brief description of the student's activities and a phone number for the student.

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