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Teen Spotlight: Selina Sun

Name: Selina Sun


17, Senior at Saint James School


  • National Merit Semifinalist
  • Placed 1st in the ACTE State Tech Fair
  • AP Scholar with Distinction
  • Perfect SAT Score
  • Class of 2023 Vice President


“Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

her story

Selina shared that her favorite thing about attending Saint James is, “Whether you’re interested in music, sports, or STEM, there is an activity and/or organization for you.” At Saint James, Selina serves as a student ambassador, a peer tutor for the writing center, a peer leader, a member of the Math Competition Team and Math Club, and the president of Mu Alpha Theta. She is also a member of the choir and an a cappella group. She received a spot as a cellist multiple times in the Alabama Orchestra Association All-State Festival.

what’s next

Selina wants to become a surgeon. She explained, “My interest in the medical field was first sparked when I was six and got sick with a pneumonia-like disease and had to stay in the hospital for a few weeks under precarious conditions. Even now, I still remember being fascinated and curious about what the doctors were doing to treat me.”

PG (parental guidance) rating

Selina shared, “I am proud to say that our family maintains a great work-life balance. We stay focused and on top of things at work or at school, but we equally prioritize vacations, entertainment, and other aspects of personal lives outside of work.”

parents’ perspective

Selina’s parents, Fajie Sun and Zhiyun Bo, shared, “We really admire Selina’s sense of creativity. With any project or problem, she always thinks of clever and inventive ways to present information or solve an issue, no matter how simple or complex it is. What makes Selina unique is her musical talent and dedication to music itself. ”


Fajie Sun and Zhiyun Bo had this advice for other parents: “Encourage your children to set ambitious goals. Having concrete and realistic goals helps set them up for success, and taking initiative is a valuable skill to have in school and in a career.”

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