CFGL Student Leadership Awards

Every year, CFGL honors the achievements and efforts of high school students around the world who exemplify leadership in both academic and extracurricular endeavors. 


 

The Brooks Douglass Award

Named after the Honorable Brooks Douglass, former State Senator from Oklahoma, the Brooks Douglass Award is given annually to a high school student who has demonstrated academic excellenceexceptional leadership skills, and outstanding service to his or her community.

The Van Tran Leadership Award

Named in honor of California State Assemblyperson Van Tran, the first Vietnamese-American to be elected to a state legislature, the Van Tran Leadership Award is given annually to a high school student who has demonstrated academic excellence and strong interest in politics and civil service.

 The J. Patrick Park Young Entrepreneur Award

Named after enterprising businessman J. Patrick Park, who as an immigrant to the United States built a successful educational services company with offices worldwide, the J. Patrick Park Young Entrepreneur Award is given annually to a high school student who has demonstrated academic excellence and strong interest in business and entrepreneurship.

 The James W. Gustafson Volunteer Service Award

Named after noted missionary Dr. James W. Gustafson, the James W. Gustafson Volunteer Service Award is given annually to a high school student who has demonstrated academic excellence and strong commitment to volunteering to improve the lives of others.

 

 
above. J. Patrick Park awarding the Young Entrepreneur Award at the 2016 Elite Expo

above. J. Patrick Park awarding the Young Entrepreneur Award at the 2016 Elite Expo

 

Congratulations to the 2017 Leadership Award recipients!

Brooks Douglass Award

Dayeon Diane Kang, Yongsan International School

Natasha Ong, American School in Japan


Past Award Recipients

2013

Brooks Douglass Award

Ryan Sung, Sage Hill School

Van Tran Leadership Award

Ji Sung Yoo, Stevenson School

J Patrick Park Young Entrepreneur Award

Myung Eun Kim, Cardinal O’Hara High School

2012

Brooks Douglass Award

Ann So Yoon Park, Blair Academy

Van Tran Leadership Award

Charles Kyungchan Min, Santa Margarita Catholic HS

J Patrick Park Young Entrepreneur Award

Darim Kim, Cleveland Humanities Magnet HS

James W. Gustafson Volunteer Service Award

Dianne Yaejin Cho, Hanyoung Foreign Language HS

2011

Brooks Douglass Award

Alexander J. Park, Villa Park High School

Van Tran Leadership Award

Kevin Sung, John C. Kimball High School

J Patrick Park Young Entrepreneur Award

Hwi Jae Shin, Hotchkiss School

James W. Gustafson Volunteer Service Award

Jin Soo Chung, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary

Jenny Yae-Eun Choi, Lighthouse International School of Seoul

2010

Brooks Douglass Award

Dong Jin Oh, Tabor Academy

Van Tran Leadership Award

Kevin Koh, Northgate HS

J Patrick Park Young Entrepreneur Award

Donald Kim, Corona Del Mar HS

James W. Gustafson Volunteer Service Award

Choong Il Lee, Canterbury School