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Notable alumni: Some Seoul American grads became actors, athletes or returned as teachers

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As Seoul American schools close, here’s a look at some of the schools’ alumni.
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Many who graduated from Seoul American High School, which will close its doors to students for the final time this month, returned to teach.
Eddie Rozzi is one; he graduated in 2003 and returned two years ago. So, too, is Lori Johnson, a 1992 graduate who taught at Seoul American for seven years.
Rozzi started out as a journalism major at Northern Arizona University in 2003 before changing to English and education.
“I wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps,” said Rozzi, whose father, Dennis, taught at Pusan American and was a district superintendent in Japan.
The Seoul American complex “is just a giant melting pot of people from all walks of life,” Rozzi said. “Once you enter Seoul American, you’re one of us.”
Rozzi will move on to Camp Humphreys after Seoul American closes; Johnson is now raising her children in Hawaii.
“I always knew I would go back and teach after I got my degree,” Johnson said. After graduating from Pacific Lutheran University, she returned to Seoul American to teach physical education. “I didn’t have to start over again. It was already familiar to me. I was living out my dream.”
Johnson taught first at the middle school, then moved over to the high school to replace the retiring Charlotte Hicks.

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