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Chanju Park - Student Spotlight 2014

Apr 30, 2014 10:04AM ● By Style

Chanju Park – Photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group

Chanju Park

Ponderosa High School

Tell us about yourself.

I’m a senior who is excited about life and ready for whatever adventures are heading my way. I’m the second child of three and love to cook and bake, as well as do yoga and Pilates.

What accomplishment are you most proud of and why?

I’m most proud of becoming who I am today, and taking difficult issues in life—such as self-image, school, boys, etc.—and turning them into experiences where I can further my personal growth and appreciation for life.

What are your school interests, involvements and hobbies?

I love the music program at my school! I’m currently in choir singing under the tutelage of one of the most amazing directors; I’m also involved in both concert choir and chamber choir. I’m a part of the California Scholarship Federation and have had the privilege of being the club’s president and secretary. Lastly, I’m a junior volunteer on Marshall Medical Center’s executive team; we provide assistance to patients, visitors and hospital staff.

What’s one thing that not many people know about you?

I have a passion for healthy living. Having to deal with health issues in my family, I’ve developed a love for wellness and finding a balance between healthy eating, exercise and happiness. I love cooking and baking all sorts of nutritious foods.

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan to attend a four-year college, followed by graduate school and residency to pursue my dream of becoming a surgeon.

Describe your career aspirations.

I plan on becoming a surgeon. I believe that when your body is telling you something, you should react to it instead of turning to medicine constantly. The human body and its functions fascinate me, and I want to learn more about it, as well as educate others.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

I’d probably pick somewhere in South America because of its beautiful landscapes, history, culture, and the liveliness of its cities and towns.