Marianas Variety — A FORMER student of Marianas Baptist Academy will graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy this year.
Sun Park, son of Byung Hoon Park and Keum Ju Park of Saipan, was one of U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan’s nominees to the selection process for U.S. service academies in 2012.
According to his father, at MBA, Jun Park excelled in academics, and was the class president, school newspaper liaison officer and year-book assistant editor.
He also participated in National Forensic League events and played for MBA’s volleyball and basketball teams.
Upon graduation from the Air Force Academy, Jun Park will be awarded a bachelor of science degree and commissioned as second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.
Byung Hoon Park said his son is planning to serve as an air traffic controller.
“It’s a great honor because 20 percent of the students dropped out during training, but Jun Park was able to overcome the hardships,” his father said.
Byung Hoon Park said he hopes his son’s achievements will motivate other students on island to apply to U.S. service academies.