Saori 12, Shiori 13, and Shunsuke 15; Instructor, Dr. Dan Kimura
Dr. Dan Kimura, an Instructor at Kumon of Ladue, said their accomplishment is rare but attainable with dedication.
“Three completers from the same family in the same year is a unique occurrence,” Dr. Kimura said. “However, when you have such a committed group of young people who understand the value of daily study and dedicate themselves to achieving a goal, anything is possible.”
While enrolled in Kumon, the siblings were also actively involved in the arts and athletics. Shunsuke participated in a percussion ensemble and baseball, while Saori and Shiori were tennis players and enjoyed playing the violin and flute respectively.
Saori, Shiori and Shunsuke all attribute their success to a positive and empowering family environment. “Support is very important,” said Shunsuke. “I accomplished my goal by working together with my sisters. Having a family to help was fun, and it helped me learn better.”