From left: Scholarship recipients Lani Hisayasu, Alyssa Ishigo and Maile Yanguas.
GARDENA — The Greater Los Angeles JACL held its Hana Uno Shepard Scholarship presentation and chapter fundraising dance on July 30 at the Ken Nakaoka Community Center in Gardena.
The scholarship, named for a long-time chapter supporter who was active in the redress movement in the 1980s, went to three graduating high school seniors with high achievement. Janet Okubo and Miyako Kadogawa of GLA JACL presented awards totaling $2,500 to:
• Maile Yanguas, who graduated from North Torrance High School and will major in biochemistry at CSU Fullerton;
• Alyssa Ishigo, who graduated from West High School in Torrance and will major in mechanical engineering at USC;
• Lani Hisayasu, who graduated from Gahr High School in Cerritos and will major in computer graphics at CSU Dominguez Hills.
The evening also included dancing, a buffet, an opportunity drawing, and an exhibition of ballroom dances by David Shinjo, Gira Nakamoto and the Monday Night Formation Team.
Photos by J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo
From left: Janet Okubo of GLA JACL; dance partners Kikue and Shoji Miyagishima, Gira Nakamoto and David Shinjo, Cora Alvar Ravelo and David Hribar, Satomi Seo and Yoshi Ishii; and Miyako Kadogawa of GLA JACL. Below: The Monday Night Formation Team’s exhibition of ballroom dances.