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Class of 2020 Senior Recognitions » Co-Salutatorian: Catherine Kang

Co-Salutatorian: Catherine Kang

The Class Valedictorian and Salutatorians are the most outstanding 4 year YLHS scholars in the graduating class of 2020....The selection process includes an unweighted GPA of 3.98 or above, number of Honors and Advance Placement courses taken along with University of California ' F' and  'G'  requirements completed while expanding their school course selection outside the normal 6 period day.


National Merit Finalist

National AP Scholar

President’s Volunteer Service Award - Gold Level (9th, 10th, 11th)

Mustang Scholar Silver Level

PTSA Mustang Achievement Award (9th, 10th, 11th)

Coca-Cola Scholars Semifinalist

Certificate of Merit Level 10 - Piano

5 on AP Music Theory Exam (independent study)

U.S. Figure Skating Graduating Seniors Program Silver Level Award

U.S. Figure Skating Moves in the Field Test (Novice Level)

American Red Cross Adult CPR/First Aid Certification

City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition from Mayor Eric Garcetti

          (for service in Love-In-Music)



Love-in-Music (4 years) - gave free music lessons to underprivileged children in the

          Santa Ana area

LASIK Eye Center (3 years) - worked as volunteer/intern

Red Cross (4 years) - served as blood drive coordinator

Sinfonia Orchestra (4 years) - played violin

Academic Decathlon (3 years)

Science Olympiad (1 year)

National Honor Society (2 years)

California Scholarship Federation (4 years)

YLHS Women’s Golf Team (4 years)

PYLUSD Summer Enrichment Program



Violin and Piano


Figure Skating






Yorba Linda Woman’s Club Academic Scholarship ($1000)

YLHS Golf Boosters Senior Scholarship ($500)



Over 850 community service hours

Perfect Attendance (since 1st grade)

Trilingual (English, Korean, Spanish)

            attended Korean School every Saturday for 10 years

            800 on SAT II Korean with Listening

5 on AP Spanish Exam



Committed to UCLA

Major: Biology