Young Jun Choi could have a bright future in the armed forces.

The Heathdale Christian College school captain has already caught the attention of recruiters after being awarded the prestigious Australian Defence Force Academy Education Award – presented to only 50 students across the country.

Young Jun, a year 12 student, was recognised for outstanding academic performance in the past year, leadership potential and sporting achievements.

Principal Ross Grace said it had been an honour to watch Young Jun fulfil his dream to enter the Defence Force.

“We’re delighted for Young Jun,” Mr Grace said. “As our school captain, he daily exudes leadership qualities that this award celebrates.

“He’s been an incredibly servant-hearted leader of our community.

“Young Jun was selected after an extremely competitive selection process, including aptitude and medical assessments, psychological and recruiting interviews and a selection board panel from which all applicants are ranked in order of merit.

“He has been conditionally accepted to train as an officer in the Australian Army next year … winning the award doesn’t require him to continue with the Defence Force, it’s a stand-alone honour.”