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Ventura County JACL’s 2016 scholarship recipients included (standing, from left) Kevin Label, Kameron Mori and Jonathan Kuo and (sitting, from left) Kristin Yamane, Sachi Tan, Gabrielle Paredes, Brittney Wilson and Caitlin Takeda. Missing from the photo are Danielle Bain, Kazuhiro Fujita and Lisa Perrett.

The Ventura County JACL chapter awarded 11 local high school students with small scholarship awards during a ceremony in their honor at the Best Western Camarillo Inn in Camarillo, Calif., on June 16.

This year’s recipients included Danielle Bain (Westlake High School), Kazuhiro Fujita (Buena High School), Jonathan Kuo, Kevin Label (Newbury Park High School), Kameron Mori (Westlake High School), Gabrielle Paredes (Foothill Technology High School), Lisa Perrett (Buena High School), Caitlin Takeda (Oak Park High School), Sachi Tan (Foothill Technology High School), Brittney Wilson (Camarillo High School) and Kristin Yamane (Thousand Oaks High School).

Takeda received the Dr. Tom Taketa Memorial Scholarship, the chapter’s highest awarding scholar. She will attend Brown University and has already been accepted to medical school.

The reception included a meet and greet with the scholarship honorees and their families. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!