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Summit Christian Academy International Students Serve as Translators for South Korean Royals Fan

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick, SCA Senior David Chi, SCA Sophomore Sean Park and SungWoo Lee at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. David and Sean were on hand to serve as translators for Lee as he visited Kansas City.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick, SCA Senior David Chi, SCA Sophomore Sean Park and SungWoo Lee at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. David and Sean were on hand to serve as translators for Lee as he visited Kansas City.

Summit Christian Academy (SCA) senior David Chi and Sophomore Sean Park had the opportunity to spend some time utilizing their native language as they served as a translator for SungWoo Lee. SungWoo Lee visited Kansas City from Seoul South Korea. A Kansas City Royals fan since the ‘90s, Lee has only had the opportunity see the Kansas City Royals on television, until this week. He traveled here to meet and see the Kansas City Royals, his favorite team, and see some of the sights of the Kansas City area.
SungWoo met up with SCA students David and Sean on Wednesday as they helped him navigate through the language barrier at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and throughout Kansas City. The SCA students were able to serve in this role after SCA Athletic Director Jake Kates heard that there was a need for a translator. Coach Kates arranged for the students to help translate on Wednesday as Lee visited various landmarks throughout the area.

“It was a great experience for our International students to serve in this capacity,” shared SCA Athletic Director Jake Kates. “They enjoyed meeting SungWoo and his enthusiasm for Kansas City and the Kansas City Royals, and assisting him during his time on Wednesday at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Lee spoke very well in English, but it was great to have our students on hand just in case there were questions.”

This will be Senior David Chi’s third year at SCA, and Sophomore Sean Park’s second. Both students are part of the SCA International Program that includes 23 students from across the globe who live in the area and attend the school.

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