Published October 2, 2014
ATLANTA—Tommy Kim, an eighth-grade student at Immaculate Heart of Mary School, in Atlanta, was named a 2014 Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar.
More than 1,000 seventh-grade students nationwide applied for this scholarship, which is awarded to approximately 60 students. The scholarship supports outstanding students from seventh grade through graduate school who have a variety of interests, work hard, and have financial need. The scholars come from 48 states, plus the District of Columbia, and 38 countries. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation was funded by donations by the late owner of the Washington Redskins.
Tommy will receive academic advising and financial support. This support will begin during his high school career with possibilities of eligibility for college scholarships on through to a doctoral degree.
He is a member of numerous organizations, from the National Junior Honor Society to the Boy Scouts and the Korean Martyrs Catholic Church altar server ministry. He is the first chair percussionist in the Georgia Music Educators Association District Honor Band and a member of the St. Pius Youth Honor Band. As a seventh-grader, he scored a 2030 on the SAT. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf. He hopes to one day become a prominent musician or have a career in science.
His older sister, Ariel, was chosen a Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar in 2011.