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Class 2003-2004

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   Thae Hoon (Andrew) An




  • Prior to his graduation from SISC, Thae Hoon An qualified for college admission in 8 international universities (Georgia Institute of Technology, Purdue University, University of California - Los Angeles, University of California - Berkeley, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, and University of Texas)
  • He is currently a Chemical Engineering student in University of California, Berkeley


Southville Milestones:

  • Class Valedictorian, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme Class of 2011 
  • Best in Theory of Knowledge
  • Best in Extended Essay
  • Best in Korean A1 Standard Level (SL)
  • Best in English A2 High Level (HL)
  • Best in History (SL)
  • Best in Mathematics (HL)
  • Best in Physics (HL)
  • Best in Chemistry (SL)
  • Consistent recipient of Gold Academic Excellence Award from Grades 8 to 10 


 Excerpts from Thae Hoon An's Valedictory Speech:


"August 24, 2009 is one of the most meaningful days in my 20 years of existence. It was the first day of my IB Diploma Programme experience in Southville. Two years ago, I was just a young boy who had an obscure ambition to be a chemical engineer someday in the future. Although I did not have knowledge on what the IB was and how it worked, I had a strange feeling in my heart that it would clearly show me the way and guide me to achieving my aspiration."


"After going through two years of intensive and truly international standard of education, I can proudly say that I was right. I am sure that all the graduates feel the same. IB Diploma Programme not only gave us firm conviction towards our goals, but also made us become knowledgeable and rightful citizens of the world. The curriculum and assessments including Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge that required painstaking researches made us excel in academics. Furthermore, Creativity, Action and Service made us become mature and aware of social and global issues and develop a habit of contributing our efforts to society and the world."


"Graduates! There is one task that we should always keep in mind. We are the representations of Southville’s education. While we may have met some challenges and difficulties along the way, we are still the products of this school. Hence, we must work hard and push ourselves to bring pride and glory to our alma mater. The reputation of the school is built by our own hands. Also, we must remember that making a difference and practicing a culture of excellence are the marks of true Southville students."