Yumi Otsu is an enthusiastic and dynamic student leader at Schaumburg High School. Throughout Yumi’s time at SHS, she has challenged herself with a variety of accelerated and Advanced Placement coursework and shown outstanding dedication to her studies. Across all subject areas, Yumi has demonstrated a passion for learning and a desire to make the most of every moment. She is well respected by her peers for her commitment to academics and her relentlessly positive attitude.
Yumi Otsu has been very active in the Schaumburg High School community throughout her high school career. A four-year member of the SHS band, Yumi played flute for two years before also learning oboe to help fill a need in the band program. Yumi has excelled on this instrument, rising to becoming principal oboe in the SHS Wind Symphony and a member of the District 211 Honor Band, while also serving as flute section leader for the marching and pep band. Yumi is co-Vice President of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, where she has coordinated several events including a music festival for over 200 junior high musicians. She is also a member of Student 2 Student, Diversity Fair, and National Honor Society.
In addition to her involvement in SHS activities, Yumi Otsu has been an outstanding athlete on the girl’s badminton and golf teams. A recipient of the Most Improved, JV MVP, 110%, Coaches, and Leadership Awards, Yumi has made an incredible impact on both teams. Her coaches describe her as a leader in both practices and competitions throughout her four-year tenure. Yumi is an organized, friendly, and responsible young adult who has leaves behind a great legacy.
One of Yumi’s highlights of her high school career has been getting know students and teachers from a variety of backgrounds. Yumi was born and lived in Japan as a child, regularly traveling to Korea to visit family. By the time she moved to the United States, she had already developed a strong interest in learning about others and their cultures, which continues to this day. Speaking English, Japanese, and Korean fluently, Yumi has continued her studies in Spanish at SHS and is currently taking AP Spanish. Yumi looks forward to attending Binghamton University in New York next fall, majoring in Korean and Japanese. Her goal is to become a translator for the United Nations and use her passion for language and culture to make a positive impact on the world.
We congratulate Yumi Otsu as Schaumburg High School’s April Senior of the Month.