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When asked about a recent award he received, Saint Louis University student Seyoon Choi deflects attention away from himself.
“I hate talking about me,” said Choi who is being extolled statewide as a leader in disability inclusion. “I am humbled by the recognition.”
Choi, a junior majoring in social work, has been selected for the Governor’s Council on Disability (GCD) 2021 Youth Leadership Award. GCD promotes full participation and inclusion of the nearly 1 million Missourians with disabilities in all aspects of community life by educating citizens, businesses, schools, universities, and others of their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The annual Youth Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding Missouri youth aged 16-26 with a disability that has demonstrated exemplary leadership by making a difference in their community. Choi, who is visually impaired, will receive the award at the Missouri Assistive Technology’s Power Up Assistive Technology Conference & Expo in Blue Springs, Missouri, on April 5, 2022. Choi said Lynn Berger, a former and now retired high school teacher with the Special School District of St. Louis County, nominated him for the award.