Super Kid: Dana Kim, 18, Henry M. Jackson High School senior

Next year: Plans to go to college and is applying to the University of Washington. “UW is my goal.”

Major: Undecided, but is interested in psychology.

Career: Undecided, but would like to do missionary work in foreign countries while she is still young. Attends All Nations Community Church from Lake Forest Park.

Study spots: Prefers libraries and Barnes &Noble bookstores when she cracks the books.

Leading the way: Is president of her school’s National Honor Society chapter.

Balanced load: Classes include University of Washington English course, college-level Advanced Placement calculus, physics, psychology, Washington state history and piano lab. “It’s hard not slacking off.”

Favorite subject: English.

Talking globally: Speaks Korean and English and took years of Spanish. Moved to the U.S. from Korea when she was 6.

Pet in a shell: Has a pet turtle. “It doesn’t really have a name. It’s just ‘Turtle.’”

Good time: Enjoyed her sophomore year of high school the most when she was involved in student government. “I had a lot of fun being a class officer. That’s when I really started to open up. I got to work with different types of people other than just people I know and friends.”

Making music Has played piano since kindergarten and took up guitar a few years ago.

Oh brother: Looks back fondly on growing up with her younger brother, Jin, who she still drives to high school with. “We have tons of memories. When we were younger, our parents worked and we really did everything together.”

Rules of road: Siblings have an agreement. One gets to drive; the other gets to choose the music on the way.

Love, love: Turning out for tennis again this spring. Played doubles last year.

Looking ahead: “Even though I have a lot to do in school and my work ahead, I think ultimately I want to be a housewife. I think spending time with family is ultimately the most important job.”

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