12 Apr 2018
- By Lori Lyn C. Lirio – [email protected] – Variety News Staff
MARIANAS Baptist Academy senior student Alex Hwang, whose lifelong dream is to become a pilot, has been accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
“It is my pleasure to announce your appointment to the United States Air Force Academy as a member of the Class of 2022,” USAF Director of Admission Col. Arthur W. Primas Jr. told Hwang in a letter.
“You will be joining a select group of our nation’s finest young people as you take this challenging and rewarding step toward becoming a professional Air Force officer,” Primas added.
Hwang said he also received an acceptance letter from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, but he has set his mind on the Air Force. “Since I was young, I always wanted to be a pilot,” he added
Hwang said he was in 10th grade when he started working on his goal. He improved his grades and signed up for more extracurricular activities while improving his physical condition.
“I also worked on improving my SAT scores. For my extracurricular, I ran for the Student Council in 11th grade and I was active in sports to build up my body and match the Air Force Academy’s requirements,” he said.
Hwang’s SAT score is 1490 and his GPA is 4.16, MBA principal Ramiro H. Trinidad said.
According to the acceptance letter, Hwang was among the 1,200 students who were accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
This year, the academy received 9,700 applicants.
“Your previous accomplishments indicate you have the potential to meet the demands and challenges of the Academy and you should be extremely proud of your appointment as only the best of the best are so rewarded,” the letter from the U.S. Air Force Academy stated.
In a separate interview, Trinidad said MBA helps its students apply to colleges and universities.
He said he wrote recommendation letters for 12 senior students and all got accepted by the college or university of their choice.
“I personally write the recommendation letters and keep track of them. We always have 100 percent acceptance,” he added.
Trinidad said MBA helps its students find the career path they want to pursue by providing them with a career assessment examination. “We also help them manage their time and make good decisions.”
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/103629-mba-student-alex-hwang-accepted-to-us-air-force-academy