Troy High School Graduate Steven Yeun Gets Best Actor Oscar Nomination

TROY, Mich. – Troy High School students and staff have something extra to share their pride in.

On Monday morning, one of the school’s students earned an Oscar nomination for best actor.

Steven Yeun is nominated for best actor alongside Anthony Hopkins and Gary Oldman for his role in Minari.

It started here in Metro Detroit.

Yeun attended school 20 years ago. Teachers at the school remember him as a great student and are excited to learn that he accomplished so much.

“Knowing that he’s nominated for an Oscar gives me chills to even think about it,” said Rebecca Brewer, a teacher at Troy High School.

She was Yeun’s former teacher and she still has her senior photo and the note she wrote on the back.

Now, more than two decades later, he still shares his photo and message with his current students.

Another teacher at the school, Dave Aldinger, described him as calm, sharp, and intelligent. The master said that he knew that Yeun would achieve great things.


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