It’s time for the school year to end in South Korea, and despite the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting education, this year’s graduating class managed to power through it. Here are the eight girl group idols who graduated from the renowned School of Performing Arts Seoul (also known as SOPA) on February 5!
1. Yeojin (LOONA)
LOONA’s 18-year-old maknae, vocalist, and rapper Yeojin graduated from SOPA’s Department of Practical Dance. Alongside dancing, she once revealed her favorite class in school was art.
2. Rachel (April)
April’s 20-year-old main rapper, lead dancer, and vocalist Rachel graduated from SOPA’s Department of Practical Dance. She’s one of just two girl group graduates this year who isn’t the maknae of her group. Rachel studied abroad in the United States until her first year of high school, which is likely why she’s graduating late.
3. Lucy (Weki Meki)
Weki Meki’s 18-year-old maknae, lead dancer, rapper, and vocalist Lucy graduated from SOPA’s Department of Practical Dance. When Weki Meki debuted, Lucy was the only middle schooler in the group.
4. Chaerin (Cherry Bullet)
Cherry Bullet’s 18-year-old main dancer, vocalist, and rapper Chaerin graduated from SOPA’s Department of Practical Music. Alongside April’s Rachel, she’s one of the two girl group graduates this year who isn’t the maknae of her group.
5. Sunshine (Nature)
Nature’s 18-year-old maknae and main vocalist Sunshine is another of this year’s SOPA graduates, but her department of study is unknown. Sunshine first appeared on television as an elementary student with her school choir.
6. Eunjo (DreamNote)
DreamNote’s 18-year-old maknae, vocalist, rapper, and visual Eunjo graduated from SOPA’s Department of Theater and Film. Eunjo’s favorite subjects in school were social studies and history, while science was the subject she hated the most.
7. Bomin (Red Square)
Red Square’s 19-year-old maknae, visual, main rapper, and lead dancer Bomin (formerly a member of Good Day) graduated from SOPA’s Department of Theater and Film. Bomin started school a year later than most students so she could focus on her entertainment career.
8. Haena (Former ANS)
The former 18-year-old maknae, lead dancer, and vocalist of ANS, Haena, graduated from SOPA’s Department of Practical Dance. Haena was known to be close friends with LOONA’s Yeojin and Cherry Bullet’s Chaerin as well as TREASURE‘s Yedam.