San Jose JACL Awards Five Scholarship Recipients

October 24, 2014 • Community, News

By JACL Staff

Five high school seniors were awarded scholarships at the San Jose JACL’s annual Scholarship Luncheon on May 10.

Eric Sato of Del Mar High School received the $2,500 George Masunaga Endowment Scholarship and a $250 San Jose JACL Chapter Award. He is the son of Craig and Norine Sato.

Miyako Vasquez of Mission San Jose High School received the $1,000 Ray and Lucy Matsumoto Business Scholarship and a $250 San Jose JACL Chapter Award. She is the daughter of Edmund and Joanne Vasquez.

Erica Kao of Notre Dame San Jose High School received the $1,000 Maso B. Nakamura Memorial Scholarship and a $250 San Jose JACL Chapter Award.

Robert Hou of Cupertino High School received the $1,000 Ninja Youth Foundation Scholarship. He is the son of Zezhang Hou and Alyun Zong.

Christopher Yabumoto of Ann Sobrato High School received the $500 William K. Yamamoto Memorial Scholarship. He is the son of Craig and Dory Yabumoto.

Members of this year’s selection committee were Chairperson Sharon Uyeda, Gary Jio, Mitsu Kumagai, JoAnn Okabe-Kubo and Joyce Oyama.

Originally published on August 8, 2014

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