Seen following the presentation of the Charlene Lisa Chung Memorial Scholarship Award are, from left: John Shafer, Sem Vice President of Advancement; Mrs. Hiyoung Chung; Byoungjoon Jang '13, scholarship recipient; and Dr. Kip P. Nygren, Sem President.
The 23rd Annual Charlene Lisa Chung Memorial Scholarship was recently presented to Byoungjoon Jang of Seoul, South Korea, a rising senior at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School.
The $3000 scholarship honors the memory of Charlene Chung, a 1987 graduate of Wyoming Seminary who was a pre-med student at the University of Scranton, Scranton, Pa., at the time of her untimely death in 1989.
It was established in 1990 as a memorial by her parents, Dr. Hiyoung and Mrs. Helen Chung of Dunedin, Fla., and Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and by friends of the Chung family. It is granted annually to the student who demonstrates outstanding academic ability and leadership in extracurricular activities.
Charlene Chung, a member of Wyoming Seminary's Cum Laude Society, was captain of the field hockey team, a member of the varsity basketball squad, and the editor of the yearbook. As a University of Scranton student, she served an internship with the oncology department of a Scranton hospital.
Wyoming Seminary Dr. Kip P. Nygren thanked the Chung family for helping make possible "an outstanding educational opportunity: a most fitting memorial to their daughter." Contributions to the memorial fund in Charlene Chung’s name may be sent to Wyoming Seminary, 201 N. Sprague Avenue, Kingston, Pa., 18704. For more information, call the school at (570) 270-2140.