Stevenson High School Class of 2020 Graduate Jake Kim will be attending the US Coast Guard Academy
Stevenson High School Class of 2020 Graduate, Jake Kim, will be attending the US Coast Guard Academy.
The United States Coast Guard Academy announced that, Jake E-Hyun Kim, from Buffalo Grove, IL has been recognized for superior academic achievement and leadership potential. Jake, who attends Adlai Stevenson High School, has accepted an appointment to attend the Coast Guard Academy and will be sworn-in as a member of the Class of 2024 on July 8, 2020. He will be participating in summer basic training, called SWAB Summer, for 7 weeks before the start of regular academic studies in the fall. He will be majoring in Cyber Systems and will be swimming competitively for the USCGA swim team.
The United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut is an accredited college educating future Coast Guard officers. The smallest of our nation's five military service academies, the Coast Guard Academy's Corps of Cadets represents the nation's best and brightest students, ready to serve and lead their country. Admission to the Coast Guard Academy is highly competitive and fewer than 400 appointments are offered annually from a pool of over 2,000 applicants. Cadets receive a full tuition scholarship and monthly stipend for a five year service commitment to the Coast Guard upon graduation. All graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree and are guaranteed a position of leadership as a commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard.
Jake is the son of Julie Kim and Martin Kim, sister of Nicole Kim and grandson of Sung Ok Hyun from Glenview, IL and Rev. Samuel Kim and Jenny Kim from Chicago, IL. We wish him all the best.