CCDC Holds JACL Scholarship Luncheon

May 31, 2019 • Community, News

The annual CCDC JACL Scholarship Luncheon, honoring an outstanding senior from each of the five Clovis high schools, was held at Pardini’s restaurant in Fresno, Calif., on May 19.

Front row, from left: Jenna Aoki, Nathan Nakaguchi, 
Taylor Mori, Avery Fong, Julie Morimoto, and Patricia Navarro. Back row, from left: Tomi Toshiye Eijima, Sierra May, Leah Moment, Drew Nishikawa, Christopher Tom, Christopher Liu and Carson Evans

The Fresno chapter awarded six recipients, and the CCDC district recognized three honorees from Fresno, Merced and San Francisco.

The CCDC District honored Tomi Toshiye Eijima, who is a senior at Lowell High School in San Francisco, plans on attending Occidental College in the fall; Julie Morimoto is a senior at Merced High School in Merced; and Taylor Mori is a senior at Central High School in Fresno who plans on attending the University of California, Santa Barbara, in the fall.

Jody Hironaka-Juteau and Joy Goto were on the scholarship committee for CCDC and Fresno JACL.

“I’m always amazed by the high caliber of scholarship recipients,” said past CCDC Governor and current P.C. Editorial Board Member Marcia Chung. “One graduate wants to work on stem cell research. I think the lowest GPA was 4.2. Wow, it’s just amazing what these young people have accomplished in their young lives. We wish them the very best in their futures!”

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