20 Questions for Top of the 2020 Class: Golf captain Stacy Kim commits to UCLA with straight A’s


Senior Stacy Kim graduates as one of the 12 valedictorians for the class of 2020 at her house wearing UCLA merch. Photo reprinted with permission from Stacy Kim

Lira Jeong, Feature Editor

In lieu of our senior print issue, The Accolade has decided to conduct a Q and A with each of the 12 valedictorians for online posting.

Question #1: What are your plans after high school?

Answer: UCLA Business Economics Major 

Question #2: Which extracurriculars and clubs have you been a part of? 

A: Varsity Golf Team, COFA (orchestra), UNICEF, Compassion in Action, National Honor Society, CSF 

Question #3: How do you feel as one of the 12 valedictorians?

A: I feel honored. 

Question #4: How do you feel about the second semester of our senior year and graduation being canceled?

A: I felt sad I couldn’t experience everything, but I got over it. 

Question #5: What or who motivated you the most during high school and why?

A: My friends because we got through things together. 

Question #6: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A: Having my own business. 

Question #7: What was the most challenging in the four years of high school?

A: Having a double sixth period is not the way to go… 

Question #8: Which class was the most threatening to your valedictorian status?

A: AP Lang/Lit (Oh Mr. Wiegman your essays were very difficult). 

Question #9: What has been the highlight of high school?

A: Trying Nature’s Juice for the first time [was] legit life-changing. 

Question #10: Describe your high school experience in three words

A: Ups and downs 

Question #11: Complete the sentence:  I will always remember… 

A: I will always remember my jinx of getting penalized for hitting someone else’s golf ball at the Walnut Tournament two years in a row. 

Question #12: What was your favorite class?

A: Orchestra (good times with orchestra fam <3) 

Question #13: What will you miss most after you graduate?

A: Late night study sessions at Cal State with my friends. 

Question #14: Did you have senioritis?

A: Yes of course. 

Question #15: What is your greatest achievement during high school?

A: Getting my driver’s license. 

Question #16: How have you changed since freshman year?

A: I got louder in class oops. 

Question #17: Out of all your years in high school, which one was your favorite and why?

A: Senior year because we’re free 

Question #18: A senior quote 

A: Go subscribe to my Youtube channel LOL 

Question #19: A word of advice for underclassmen

A: Have a lot of fun when you can 😉 

Question #20: Would you like to thank anyone? Final words?

A: I would like to thank my family and friends; Y’ALL ARE THE BEST.