Sara Kuniko Hutter, 22, of Los Alamitos, Calif., was crowned the 75th Nisei Week queen on Aug. 15 at the Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles.
Hutter, a graduate of the University of Southern California with a major in communications, officially represented the Orange County Nikkei Coordinating Council; her platform is the National Psoriasis Foundation. She currently works part-time for SockPrints, a company that manufactures custom socks. Hutter plans to work in public affairs or the nonprofit sector.
Veronica Ota was named First Princess and Karen Mizoguchi was named Miss Tomodachi. This year’s Nisei Week court also includes Michelle Kaori Hanabusa, Kelsey Nakaji Kwong, Camryn Michiko Sugita and Tamara Mieko Teragawa.
As part of her reign, Hutter participated in the annual Nisei Week parade on Aug. 16 and will represent the Nisei Week Foundation throughout the year, making appearances nationally and internationally (including Nagoya, Japan).