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JACL Florin Scholarship Awards

By October 23, 2014 No Comments

By P.C. Staff

Leesa & Parent

Leesa Kakutani (center) with her parents, Kenneth and Cindy. Photo by Karen Kurasaki

Florin JACL honored Leesa Kakutani and Elizabeth Uno as its 2014 scholarship recipients during an Ice Cream Social held May 24 at the Florin Community Historical Center in Sacramento, Calif.

Each applicant was judged on achievements in academics, school and community involvement, community service and personal interview.

Elizabeth Uno (center) with her parents, Richard and Irene

Elizabeth Uno (center) with her parents, Richard and Irene. Photo by Karen Kurasaki

Kakutani, attends California State University, Long Beach, where she is working toward a bachelor of science degree in biology with a minor in physiology and chemistry. Her plan is to attend medical school and become a pediatrician. She is a 2012 graduate of Elk Grove High School.

Uno comes from an active JACL family, and she currently serves on the National Youth Student Council as the NCWNP District Youth Representative, as well as the newsletter editor for the Florin JACL. Upon graduating John F. Kennedy High School in 2007, Uno attended the University of California, Los Angeles, majoring in history and minoring in applied developmental psychology. She recently earned her multiple subject teaching credential and is working on her master’s degree in education at the University of California, Davis.

Originally published on June 20, 2014