This year, the San Jose JACL scholarship committee selected eight high school seniors to receive chapter scholarships. Following are the recipients:
Melanie Chou from University Preparatory Academy received the $1,000 San Jose JACL Chapter Award.
Cristina Diaz from Leland High School was awarded the $3,000 Kenji Sakauye Memorial Scholarship.
Matthew Kao from Bellermine College Preparatory was awarded a $1,000 Ninja Youth Foundation Scholarship.
Elizabeth Namba of Presentation High School was awarded a $1,000 Ninja Youth Foundation Scholarship.
Noah Soo-Hoo of Monta Vista High School was selected for the Ray and Lucy Matsumoto Business Scholarship.
Jillian Takeuchi from Leland High School received the $2,500 George Masunaga Endowment Scholarship.
Kaitlyn Wong from Carlmont High School was awarded the $10,000 Oyama Family Foundation Scholarship ($2,500 for four years).
Ashley Yabumoto from Ann Sobrato High School was selected for the $1,000 Masuo B. Nakamura Scholarship.
Members of this year’s selection committee were Gary Jio, chairperson; Dr. Mitsu Kumagai, JoAnn Okabe-Kubo, Joyce Oyama and Sharon Uyeda.