This year, Kim was a winner among fifth grade participants in the State of Missouri which is the highest achievement of the state competition. Kim was a winner in 2016, 2017 and 2019 as well.
Pre-collegiate entrants, such as Kim, in the district level MMTA Honors Auditions were held in late September. The participants receive a rating of I, II, III, IV or V. Those receiving aI ratingonly can play in the State Auditions - Kim passed the District Audition and was a winner in the final round.
You can watch his outstanding performances here and here. Kim also won second place for String-Cello.