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By P.C. Staff

Eden Township JACL held its annual scholarship luncheon on May 3 at the Eden Community Center, with a number of chapter board members and Eden Youth Group members in attendance.

Scholarship honoree Connor Uomoto, with his parents Mike and Joy, is a graduate of Moreau Catholic High School and will be entering California State University, Fullerton, in the fall, where he plans to major in business with an emphasis on marketing.

He was an eight-year member of the Eden Athletic Club before making the football team at school. He was also a member of the Eden Youth Group, serving as its social director his last year.

Uomoto received the Kitayama Family Memorial Award, which was initiated at the chapter by longtime members Tom and Heidi Kitayama. Tom Kitayama, who passed away in 2007, was the first and longest-serving mayor of Union City, Calif., and as part of the Kitayama family, he started the Kitayama Brothers Nursery, one of the few nurseries still providing floral products for the Bay Area.