James graduated in 2020 from York Community High School in Elmhurst, IL. James has played soccer for both his high school team and a club team for which he served as Captain. He was also Captain of his school’s Varsity Gymnastics Team and a member of National Honor Society and Chinese Language National Honor Society. He has studied Mandarin Chinese and earned a State Commendation Towards Biliteracy. He serves as a Board Member for Access Sports and volunteers his time assisting children with physical and cognitive disabilities to play sports. Additionally, he also volunteers as a guest assistant at Elmhurst Hospital. James has been accepted to the prestigious EnMed Early Assurance Program at Texas A&M.