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The Eagle's Cry

Student Spotlight: Joy Kim


Joy Kim is a senior at Bethpage High School. Next fall, Joy will be attending the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Joy attended the United States Air Force Academy Academy Summer Seminar and volunteered at the Syosset Hospital.  Throughout her highschool years Joy has worked her hardest to obtain her 106.68 weighted GPA, while overall taking 11 AP courses, as well as college and honors classes.  With her outstanding grades Joy has managed to work a job at Starbucks, she has also taken on tutoring,  been a part of the Girls Varsity Soccer Team, Cross Country, Winter and Spring track and Marine Fitness. She’s the president of student civic, the senior class treasurer, she is a part of the science and regular national honors society, athletes helping athletes, sources of strength. While having a jam packed schedule, Joy still finds time for her friends and overall is a kind and caring individual who is great to be around. 

Here are a couple of questions The Eagle’s Cry asked so you could get to know Joy better:

TEC: “What made you want to attend the Air Force Academy?”

“I first decided that I wanted to attend the Air Force Academy my sophomore year of high school because my brother was an enlisted airman at the time. From doing further research into this institution, I learned more about the benefits and the ambitious culture which interested me a lot!”

TEC: “How do you make time for all of these extracurriculars?”

“It was all a lot to take in at the beginning but I learned to prioritize what was important to me and those are the activities that I incorporated into my busy schedule.”

TEC: “Do you enjoy all of the activities you take part in?”

“Yes! My extracurriculars like track and research are some of the activities that enjoy most in life and has shaped me into the person I am today”

TEC: “Are you thankful that you participated as much as you could?”

“Yes. Everyday I am grateful to be a part of so many different groups and a great community. Attending Bethpage High School has given me so many different opportunities and experiences that I would otherwise not have gotten anywhere else.”

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Kate O’Callaghan is a junior at Bethpage High School. This is her second year on The Eagle’s Cry. She is on varsity kickline and enjoys reading, hanging out with friends/family, and watching shows in her free time.

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