Benicia High’s top of class heads to UC Berkeley – Times Herald

By Irma Widjojo

His message at graduation is “no regrets,” but this year’s Benicia High School valedictorian is still trying to tell himself to listen to his own advice.

“These past few months I’ve been thinking way too much about the things that I’ve missed out,” Hoyoung “Austin” Lim, 18, said. “I’ve haven’t really worked that hard at school too.”

Even without his full effort, Lim is graduating high school with a 4.565 GPA, and is heading to University of California, Berkeley, to study mechanical engineering. It also helped that Lim was involved in many school clubs and activities, including cross country, Key Club, chess and ping pong clubs, as well as co-creating the math club.

The middle son of three came to the United States with his older brother and parents when he was 7 years old, and it was a culture shock.

via: Times Herald Benicia High’s top of class head to UC Berkeley


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