Young Kim was chosen as the Student of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2014-2015 by the faculty of Shoreline Christian School. The emphasis 2nd quarter was on leadership. Young is characterized by the faculty as someone who "is a kind and caring person. He accepts people for who they are and tries to be inclusive. He has served on Student Council for quite a while. He leads in a quiet manner but is willing to do the 'grit' work. Young has been a leader in sports and as a fan; leading school spirit and motivating his teams to stay positive through encouragement. He is an independent thinker and would rather lead than follow the crowd."
Young has been involved in National Honor Society and Student Council for three years and is currently Student Body President. He has been part of the basketball and soccer program for four years and is part of a number of music groups including jazz band and SWAT.
Young is the son of Bomsu and Aesook Kim of Lake Forest Park.