RACINE — When it comes to voicing the praises of Racine, there may be no more passionate advocate than 21-year-old Trevor Jung.
Adopted from Russia, Jung has been a fan of the Belle City ever since arriving here at age 2.
A graduate of Case High School, Jung is an active member of both the Root River Council and Visioning a Greater Racine, a local group working to improve the Racine area through community engagement and input.
A student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he studies urban studies and urban planning, Jung is the vice president of student affairs in UWM’s Student Association.
After his graduation, he hopes to devote the rest of his life to the City of Racine, he said.
To get to know the affable young leader a little bit better, The Journal Times asked him to answer a few questions. Here are his responses:
If you could throw a parade of any caliber through Racine, what type of parade would it be?
I would love to see a Racine History parade, celebrating our past and present as a progressive, innovative city.
If you were stranded on an island and could only bring three things, what would they be?
A helpful companion, a hammock and Johnson Wax (SC Johnson) products to keep the bugs away.
What is a valuable lesson you have learned over the course of your life thus far?
My grandmother teaches me every day how to be kind. She demonstrates how to be warm-hearted in what I say and caring in what I do.
Name something on your bucket list.
Enjoy every flavor of Kringle at O&H Bakery.
Your friends force you onto to the stage at a karaoke bar. What song do you sing?
“It’s Not Unusual,” by Tom Jones
Name four things you’re thankful for.
I am grateful for my family, girlfriend, educators and Racine.