San Jose JACL Announces 2011 Scholarship Recipients

(L-r) Joseph Hala'ufia, Katie Kobashigawa, Kyle Tsukamoto, Ken Matsumoto, Richard Shinagawa, Amanda Drennan, Stephanie Fong, Stephanie Nakamae and Erin Takeda.

By 'My P.C.' Contributor
September 9, 2011

Thirteen scholarships were awarded at a luncheon held at the Issei Memorial Building in San Jose, Calif. This year's scholarships totaled $24,250 and were sponsored by individuals/families and organizations and administered by the San Jose JACL.

The recipients are: Christopher Hyde (Leigh High School) $10,000 Kenji & Shizu Sakauye Scholarship; Gregory Hori (Willow Glen High School) $3,000 Kenji Sakauye Memorial Scholarship; Stephanie Fong (St. Francis High School) $2,500 George Masunaga Endowment Scholarship; Amanda Drennan (Willow Glen High School) $2,000 Phil Matsumura Community Scholarship; Kenneth Matsumoto (Piedmont Hills High School) $750 San Jose JACL Chapter Award and $500 Lanette Yoneko Hayakawa Memorial Scholarship;

Kathleen Doi (Westmont High School) $1,000 Masuo B. Nakamura Memorial Scholarship; Katie Kobashigawa (Mt. View High School) $1,000 Ninja Youth Foundation Scholarship; Joseph Hala'ufia (Aragon High School) $1,000 Ninja Youth Foundation Scholarship; Erin Takeda (Notre Dame High School) $750 Ray & Lucy Matsumoto Business Scholarship; Richard Shinagawa (Piedmont Hills High School) $750 San Jose JACL Chapter Award; Stephanie Nakamae (Notre Dame High School) $500 San Jose CYS Scholarship; Kyle Tsukamoto (Archbishop Mitty High School) $500 San Jose CYS Scholarship; and Kevin Kai (Bellarmine College Preparatory) $500 Karl Kinaga Memorial Scholarship.

Members of the scholarship committee are: Gary Jio, Dr. Mitsu Kumagai, Joyce Oyama, and Sharon Uyeda, chair.

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