John Choi, Valencia, California
Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts, and Sciences
While cofounding the Give2Friends Foundation, an organization providing funding and volunteers for civic projects, John learned the process of establishing nonprofit organizations. Serving as the District President, John works with businesses to attain sponsorship for G2F. He reviews financial records, holds student meetings, and encourages his peers to increase their community service efforts. John explains that as an intern for Korean Churches for Community Development, he “had the opportunity to see how community service, business, and government can be intertwined in a cohesive network to achieve social reform.” John is an AP Scholar with Distinction. He has received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, the HOBY Certificate of Recognition for Leadership, and the AP Spanish Award.