Peoria Dream Center Backpack for Peoria Event

To support the Backpack for Peoria event, Matthew and Andrew Kwon have formed a team from Peoria Christian. As well, they will be creating an event to be run concurrently from Seoul, South Korea! Way to go Matthew and Andrew Kwon.

Dayeon Lisa Nam Graduation Picture

Congratulations to Lisa for numerous accolades at graduation. From high honors to Distinguished Scholar Diploma, Lisa has truly pursued excellence in all facets of her high school career. We are so proud of her as she leaves high school behind on her way to Purdue University Lafayette to major in Computer Engineering in the fall.

Congratulations to Lisa for numerous accolades at graduation. From high honors to Distinguished Scholar Diploma, Lisa has truly pursued excellence in all facets of her high school career. We are so proud of her as she leaves high school behind on her way to Purdue University Lafayette to major in Computer Engineering in the fall.

Susan G Komen Race for Cure: Peoria Christian Team

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Susan G Komen Race for Cure (Breast Cancer)

 

The Susan G Komen Race for the Cure is the largest breast cancer organization for America. The foundation was found in 1982 in Texas by Nancy Goodman Brinker. For the past eight to nine years, the International department from Peoria Christian High School has been participating in the foundation by raising money from individual and group projects. This year the international department has created the Peoria Christian School to lead for the Cure to participate once again. (Ji Woong Jeon, Jong Hoon Park, Ki Jung Kwon, Sung Jung Kwon, Sang Hyun Lee, Minho Kim, Min Seok Lee, Chan Hyung Kim, Joon Kyu Baik) The one who stands out of these member is Ji Woong Jeon, a rising senior, who is not only participating in the run and raising funds but will also be working all summer to get extra money to help out the foundation.

Jonathan Chanwoo Ko, editor of PCS Newspaper

University of Southern California Visit: April 22, 2017

PCS group participating in the visit

PCS group participating in the visit

On April 22, our group from PCS travelled to Chicago to visit with the admissions team from U of Southern California.

The event consisted of introduction of the university, followed by detailed information about admissions, and seminars of some of the more famous majors and programs such as engineering, business and world famous film studies.

I learned USC is a desirable college to attend with incredible California location, elite education and most of all a place that I can be very happy to live for the next four years.

Minseok Kyle Lee

Worldwide Youth In Science and Engineering Competition: State and Sectional at UIUC

On March 27 and April 3, our PCS team participated in the WYSE sectional and state finals at UIUC. The PCS team members who medaled were Abe Jeon, Jonathan Ko, Andrew Kwon, and Matthew Kwon. From the sectional team, Andrew Kwon, Jonathan Ko, and Nate Baik qualified for state in the category of Math, Bio, Physics, and Chemistry to compete with the best of the best.

The results showed us that, although very confident, we can be better prepared for the state competition in the following year. There is always more knowledge to acquire and we are confident that next year we will return as smarter and “wyser” students to earn a medal at State.

By Jonathan Ko, editor of PCS Online Newspaper

Good bye Hae Young!

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Hae Young is leaving for home after a short term program. We will miss you!

Greetings and News from Cornell University

February 2017

Greetings from Cornell University, where the undergraduate colleges and schools admissions staff are deeply entrenched in application reading while enjoying the absolutely stunning and gorgeous backdrop of an Ithaca winter. We are continuing to receive and process admission application materials and updates from you and your students and as part of Cornell’s commitment to applicants, we will work closely with them and with you to complete applications so that we can make decisions. A few key items pertaining to admissions that we will address in this month’s counselor email are: 1) Missing Application Materials Reminder, 2) Supplemental Materials, 3) Financial Aid, 4) Admission Deferrals, 5) Summer College, and 6) The College of Business.

Last week we sent out reminder emails to all students whose applications remain incomplete. We hope to receive and will continue to add any and all missing, required application materials to students’ files so that they can be reviewed. Students should continue to check their self-service accounts to monitor their application status.

Students can add supplemental materials and updates to their applications until February 15, 2017. If students have supplemental information and/or documents they would like to add to their file, they may upload items to their application via this online form: https://admissions.cornell.edu/submit-documents. Supported file types are: PDF files, Word documents, and jpeg files (.pdf, .doc, .docx, .jpg, .jpeg). To expedite processing and adding of submitted documents and information, the student’s Common App or UCA ID needs to be included on the submission form.

The Regular Decision financial aid application deadline for U.S. citizens/permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens is February 15.

The Regular Decision international financial aid application deadline for international citizens has passed and it is now too late to apply because we are need-aware in our review of admission applications for international citizens.


U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are admitted, but who have not initiated a financial aid application by June 1, will not be considered for institutional aid. Please note this important deadline. Additional information regarding financial aid at Cornell can be found at: http://finaid.cornell.edu/apply-for-aid.

For students who may be interested in deferring their enrollment for one or two years, Cornell University broadly supports the notion of a gap year experience for students between high school and college. Successful gap year experiences start with a well-developed plan and include personal goals. Cornell University encourages students considering Cornell for their undergraduate education to apply and gain admission before requesting an enrollment deferral to participate in a gap year experience. We will ask students to submit their request in writing and will quite often want to discuss gap year plans before granting a request. Early decision admitted students who wish to request a deferral must do so by March 1, and regular decision admitted students who have deposited and wish to request a deferral must do so by June 1. More detailed information can be found at: http://admissions.cornell.edu/apply/enrollment-deferral-policy.

Cornell’s Summer College offers academically motivated high school students an unparalleled opportunity to take courses at a great Ivy League university while earning college credit, working closely with internationally recognized faculty, exploring majors and career options, making friends from around the world, and enjoying the great natural beauty of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region. You and your students can find more information at: https://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/index.php.

Cornell is also celebrating an extraordinary gift recently bestowed upon the university by the Johnson family. H. Fisk Johnson ’79, M.Eng. ’80, M.S. ’82, MBA ’84, Ph.D. ’86, and SC Johnson have committed $150 million to Cornell University’s College of Business, which comprises the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the School of Hotel Administration, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. It is the largest single gift to Cornell’s Ithaca campus and the second largest gift to name a U.S. business school. The gift will further efforts at Cornell to transform business education and it comes just one year after the announcement of the formation of the College of Business ushering in a new era of business education at Cornell. The College of Business has been renamed the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Learn more here: http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/01/150m-gift-founds-cornell-sc-johnson-college-business.

We thank you for all of your work during this busy time of year and invite you to contact us if you have any questions.

Sincerely,



Shawn L. Felton
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions Office • Cornell University • Ithaca, NY
ph: 607-255-5241 • admissions@cornell.edu • www.admissions.cornell.edu

    

 

Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Competition held by U of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Meet your regional champions: Henry Park, Jay Claudin, Kristin Campbell, Cara Kim, Dan Lee, Bethany Trang, Steve Ferkol, Andrew Peterson, Jonathan Ko, Chris Peterson, Sam Fritz, Abe Jeon, Minho Kim, Nate Baik, and Hattie Jarvis. We are moving on to sectional championship at UIUC on March 20, 2017. If we are successful we will be going to the State tournament at UIUC in April!

Meet your regional champions: Henry Park, Jay Claudin, Kristin Campbell, Cara Kim, Dan Lee, Bethany Trang, Steve Ferkol, Andrew Peterson, Jonathan Ko, Chris Peterson, Sam Fritz, Abe Jeon, Minho Kim, Nate Baik, and Hattie Jarvis. We are moving on to sectional championship at UIUC on March 20, 2017. If we are successful we will be going to the State tournament at UIUC in April!

Susan G Komen Race for Cure of Breast Cancer

As we have for the past 5 years, the international students will be participating in the Race to raise money for breast cancer research and victims. For more information and to register, please find the team under "Peoria Christian" for Susan G Komen Race for Cure in Peoria on May 13, 2017. Minho Kim and Dan Lee will be leading the charge for us to recruit runners for the team.

Middle School Event

Last week, I had a chance to share my thoughts to the middle school students and staff about my passions and how young people can find their passions. Thank you and shout out to Mr. Schlich and Mr. Ahn for allowing me the opportunity to speak from the heart.

Minho Kim's Dreams and Aspirations

Minho Kim, currently in 10th grade, has been with Peoria Christian for 1 1/2 years starting in the fall of 2015 as a freshman. Many-peers, faculty, coaches and leaders-in the school community appreciate him as a delightful young man with vast potential who regularly show his humility and compassion. He has given his time and effort to a number of events and causes in the local community-Peoria Dream Center, Key Club, Susan G. Komen Race for Cure-and more. In addition to his involvement outside the classroom, at school he is known as a math whiz. We are hoping that he will be key member on the 2017 Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering team and distinguish himself in the American Mathematics Competition in February.

After high school, he is planning to continue to his studies in an engineering related major at possibly Rose Hulman, UIUC, Georgia Tech or UC Berkeley. Will he invent the next automated car?

Sanghyun Dan Lee's Dreams and Aspirations

Currently a 10th grade student, Dan is ambitious, diligent, confident, and easy-going. He has been invited to be part of the Distinguished Scholar Diploma (Honors Diploma given to top tier students who've exhibited leadership, service, and outstanding academic excellence). In addition to extra AP's, Honors, and service requirements, a component of the diploma deals with "What is your life calling?" We, the mentors-teachers-leaders of PCS, hope and pray that Dan will continue to be a lighthouse to the world with his incredible potential realized in an impactful and fulfilled life not only for himself but for many others around the world.

After high school, Dan is planning to pursue a Business-related major at possibly UMichigan, Babson, Cornell, NYU, and UPenn. He is fascinated and intrigued by technology driven businesses that have changed traditional paradigms of commerce such as Uber, online shopping, and many others.

 

New Student from Shanghai, China: Her story that starts now...

Yunjun (Cassiel) Ban, 8th grade student from Shanghai

Yunjun (Cassiel) Ban, 8th grade student from Shanghai

Cassiel joined us at the beginning of the New Year from Shanghai where her two siblings and parents resides. From her initial interview with me when she discussed wide ranging topics from US politics to personal goals, she impressed me with her precocious maturity and positively contagious attitude. From those conversations and to the moment she alertly came out of Chicago O'Hare airport, she exudes confidence and independence. I hope to continue to foster those attributes as well as add passion, compassion and most of all an infinite vision for herself, family, and many more in the world.

Cassiel, at this time, plans to pursue a business degree to eventually a become a globe-travelling investment or management professional. It is my genuine pleasure that I can become part of that vision as her teacher, mentor and cheerleader.

Step by step, I look forward to guiding her in the next 4 1/2 years.

Welcome, Cassiel!

Mr. Peter

Northeastern University of Boston Admissions News

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Greetings from Boston and Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and that you are back feeling excited and rejuvenated for a great year ahead.

Now that we have passed the January 1 deadline for Regular Decision (RD), I wanted to provide you with a brief update. We have received a record number of applications, totaling more than 54,000 overall (a 6% increase), and over 28,000 RD applications, for our largest and most competitive class yet. We are working tirelessly to complete files and evaluate applications, and will release all admission decisions electronically before April 1. In addition, I’d like to share two other updates:

  • We would like your help encouraging your ED and EA admitted students to attend their Welcome Day event this springstudents can choose from dates in March or April. For a comprehensive list of admitted student events, please click here.
  • New this year, we are hosting a special Honors Welcome Day for all students admitted into the Northeastern University Honors Program. This event will take place on Sunday, March 19 and will touch upon the distinctive opportunities that make the University Honors Program so unique. Please encourage your honors students to attend!

My team is eager to assist you and your students throughout this process. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 617.373.2200, touch base with your Admissions officer, or tweet your question to @NUAdmissions with the hashtag #askNUAdmissions.

Warm regards,

Elizabeth Cheron
Dean of Admissions
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
northeastern.edu/admissions

Georgia Tech Early Admissions News from the Admissions Office

 

Peter,

Today at noon, we will be releasing over 15,500 admission decisions via mydecision.gatech.edu. Our Early Action applications were up approximately 8 percent from last year.

Early Action Decision Breakdown

 Admitted Profile

  • Average SAT: 1468
  • Average ACT: 33
  • Average Number of AP/IB/DE courses: 11
  • 300 Georgia High Schools
  • 46 States (and D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • 49 Nations

While it’s amazing to see the quality of students we are able to offer admission to, I am also very cognizant that in your schools and communities there are phenomenal students we are unable to admit or who are deferred from this round. 

To help you explain our holistic admission review process to your students and families, we created this video. We also write regularly on our admission blog about how to navigate the admission process and all of the challenges and opportunities it brings. 

Georgia Tech is also proud to enroll over 1,000 transfer students each year. Some of your students may have been offered, or may be interested in pursuing, an opportunity to take advantage of one of these transfer routes. Learn more here.

On behalf of our staff, I thank you for the incredible role you play in walking students and families through the admission process. Your empathy, grace, professionalism, and wisdom are greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions regarding our review process, please feel free to reach out to the admission counselor for your area.
 Go Jackets!

Rick Clark
Director of Undergraduate Admission

P.S. - Follow the conversation on Twitter and Instagram, #gt21!

UC Riverside Admissions Officer Meeting

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On Monday, December 12, the international students group will meet, via skype, with Ms. Mandy Loh of UC Riverside admissions office to engage in conversation re the UC's, its application process and more. The question is will the UC's fit our students? Do they offer the culture, atmosphere and opportunities to complete and fulfill our students' desires? Big big questions and the meeting will at least start the dialogue. We are appreciative of the friends at the UC's-Ms. Olivia Loo of UCLA and Ms. Mandy Loh of UC Riverside-to make this time possible. Especially given the fact that they will have many many many applications to read and to reach decisions in the coming months.

Special day at Robert Jamieson School for Challenged Students

Jimmy Lee with Jobee of Robert Jamieson school. Jobee and others are special children who are in need of customized education and care. For the past 4 years, Peoria Christian, led by Mrs. Heidi Stocksiek, have visited and shared Christmas love with them.

Jimmy Lee with Jobee of Robert Jamieson school. Jobee and others are special children who are in need of customized education and care. For the past 4 years, Peoria Christian, led by Mrs. Heidi Stocksiek, have visited and shared Christmas love with them.

Peoria Christian Crescendos group singing and dancing Christmas songs to the students and faculty of Robert Jamieson school.

Peoria Christian Crescendos group singing and dancing Christmas songs to the students and faculty of Robert Jamieson school.

Matthew Kwon and his friend.

Matthew Kwon and his friend.

Party at Spenglers

At Abi Spengler's home, the intl group enjoyed an evening of fellowship and dinner on Friday, Nov 11. We played card games and League of Legends. The losers had their faces drawn on with magic markers!

At Abi Spengler's home, the intl group enjoyed an evening of fellowship and dinner on Friday, Nov 11. We played card games and League of Legends. The losers had their faces drawn on with magic markers!