Since BTS debuted in 2013, ARMYs have watched the members grow up from teenagers into men. In particular, because he debuted at such a young age, fans have always had a soft spot for seeing the group’s maknae Jungkook go through various important life events.
After watching him finish middle school and then going on to graduate from the prestigious School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA), Jungkook has literally grown up in front of ARMYs eyes.
Yet, he recently shared another huge milestone with fans after it was announced that he is now officially a college graduate. On March 3, it was announced that Jungkook had graduated from Global Cyber University with a degree in Broadcasting and Entertainment.
If that wasn’t impressive enough, considering how busy BTS’s schedule has been lately, he even received the “President’s Award.” It is such a huge achievement because it is the highest award given to graduates at the ceremony.
Although he couldn’t be there in person to receive the award, Jungkook sent a special video. Unsurprisingly, Jungkook had mixed feelings about the occasion explaining that he was both emotional and excited, especially considering the graduation marked an end and a beginning.
In particular, he shared exactly what it felt like to receive the prestigious “President’s Award.” As expected, despite Jungkook’s fame, he was humbled by the accomplishment.
Thank you so much for the valuable award. I will always do my best to be a sunbae (senior) who sets a good example for the hoobae (juniors).
He also shared his love for learning and how important it is, alongside his desires for the future that include continuing to create music for fans worldwide.
When the announcement was made, ARMYs couldn’t stop congratulating Jungkook on the achievement.
— Jinkook world 🐹🐰 (@kjiyeon412) March 3, 2022
I'm so proud of @BTS_twt. I'm happy that they attended university despite of the heavy workloads they have and the fact that they are carrying the whole music industry and the economy behind their backs but still manage to topped both in charts and school is insane. 😌
— BTS Quotes Archive⁷ (@btsqtsarchive) March 3, 2022
In particular, they shared how emotional it was watching Jungkook go through all these important milestones.
— bts oldies ♡ (@oldiesbts) March 3, 2022
graduating from middle school, then going to high school, and graduating, only to finally graduate from cyber university, too. jungkook did it all before our eyes 🥺 pic.twitter.com/PUMsuK9myP
— koo admirer (@dreamjeons) March 3, 2022
In particular, “Congratulations Jungkook” was trending worldwide as fans went to share their praise and well wishes to Jungkook.
Jungkook is trending No. 1 worldwide with 916K tweets! The whole world is congratulating Jungkook on his university graduation and receiving the President Award!
Congratulations Jeon Jungkook! pic.twitter.com/yuAbc8GxpO
— JungkookCHINA (@Jungkook__China) March 3, 2022
Yet, it isn’t the first time the internet has congratulated the members on amazing academic achievements.
In August 2020, Jimin and V graduated from the university as Broadcasting and Entertainment majors before enrolling in an MBA (Master of Business Administration) program at Hanyang Cyber University in September.
More recently, “Congratulations Jimin” was trending on Twitter after it was announced that Jimin earned an honorary diploma from Busan High School of Arts and that his father was attending the ceremony to accept the certificate.
An honorable diploma is granted to people who have given great and valuable contributions to a school.
Jimin's honorable diploma was received by his father in behalf of him during the school's graduation ceremony. pic.twitter.com/OXIbvOZ233
— Jimin Global 🌎 (@JiminGlobal) February 9, 2022
Considering how busy their schedules are, it’s amazing that Jungkook has managed to do it all. Yet, it shows how hard-working all the members are.
You can read more about BTS members showcasing their hard work below.